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In its weekly reopening of temples closed in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reopening five more temples and advancing 10 more to a higher level of operation in its four-phase reopening plan.
As of Sept. 14, the Church will have 89 temples operating in Phase 2 and 56 others in Phase 1, with 145 of its 168 temples worldwide open for limited operations in either of the first two phases.
Today’s announcement on Newsroom includes 10 temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Sept. 14, with five new temples reopening in Phase 1 on the same date.
Among the 10 Phase 2 reopenings include one in the United States, one in Spain, four in Brazil and the final three temples in Africa available to move from Phase 1. Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals.
The 10 temples to begin Phase 2 operations on Sept. 14 are:
- Albuquerque New Mexico
- Campinas Brazil
- Curitiba Brazil
- Durban South Africa
- Johannesburg South Africa
- Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Madrid Spain
- Recife Brazil
- Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
- São Paulo Brazil
The five Phase 1 reopenings for Sept. 14, which allow for limited living husband-and-wife sealings, include:
- Chicago Illinois
- Monterrey Mexico
- San José Costa Rica
- Veracruz Mexico
- Villahermosa Mexico
The Chicago Illinois Temple is last of the 84 available temples in the United States to reopen.
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