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Photo renderings released for new temples in Mexico and South Africa

New details are available for the Cape Town South Africa and the Queretaro Mexico Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The construction of both temples was first announced by President and Prophet Russell M. Nelson at the April 2021 general conference.

Cape Town South Africa Temple

The Cape Town South Africa Temple will be a single-story, 9,500 square-foot temple built on a 3.79-acre site. A meetinghouse and arrival center will accompany the temple. See an artist’s rendering of what the temple will look like below.

The rendering of the Cape Town South Africa Temple.
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

This house of the Lord in Cape Town will be South Africa’s third temple. The Johannesburg South Africa Temple and the Durban South Africa Temple are the other two. Some 69,000 Latter-day Saints worship in nearly 195 congregations throughout the country.

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Queretaro Mexico Temple

Plans for the Queretaro Mexico Temple call for a two-story temple of approximately 27,500 square feet. See an artist’s rendering of what the temple will look like below.

The rendering of the Queretaro Mexico Temple.
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The Queretaro Temple will be the 14th in Mexico. Dedicated temples are located in Guadalajara, Hermosillo Senora, Merida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Tampico, Tijuana, Veracruz, and Villahermosa. Two temples are under construction in Puebla and Torreon, and another temple was announced for Culiacan. Mexico is home to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints.

Read the full release and see specific location addresses on Newsroom.

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