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President Nelson announces 15 new temples at general conference

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President Russell M. Nelson announces 15 new temples during the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2023 general conference.
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This press release was originally published on Newsroom.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build 15 new houses of the Lord in the coming years. President and Prophet Russell M. Nelson made this announcement Sunday in the final session of the April 2023 general conference.

The temples will be built in the following locations:

  • Retalhuleu, Guatemala
  • Iquitos, Peru
  • Teresina, Brazil
  • Natal, Brazil
  • Tuguegarao City, Philippines
  • Iloilo, Philippines
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • San Jose, California
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“Jesus Christ is the reason we build temples,” President Nelson said. “Each is His holy house. Making covenants and receiving essential ordinances in the temple, as well as seeking to draw closer to Him there, will bless your life in ways no other kind of worship can. For this reason, we are doing all within our power to make the blessings of the temple more accessible to our members around the world.”

Since becoming the senior Apostle in 2018, President Nelson has announced 133 new temples.

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