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After nearly 9 months, Ukraine temple reopens for limited ordinance work

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple on the day of its dedication services, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010.
Scott Taylor, Church News

After nearly nine months of being closed because of armed conflict in Eastern Europe, the Kyiv Ukraine Temple has reopened on a limited basis for temple ordinance work.

“Earlier this year, the Kyiv temple was temporarily closed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has carefully evaluated the current circumstances and decided to resume—on a limited basis—the sacred religious ceremonies in the temple,” said Church spokeswoman Irene Caso in a statement released Sunday, Oct. 16.

Church members are able to make appointments to participate in temple ordinances, which resumed Oct. 14, Caso added.

The temple was closed days before the First Presidency released a Feb. 25 statement on armed conflict, pleading that “peace will prevail among nations and within our own hearts.”

Read the full article about the reopening of the Kyiv temple on Church News.

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