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The number of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offering all proxy ordinances has hit triple digits, with 100 of the 168 dedicated temples worldwide now in what is called Phase 3 operation.
After completely closing all of its temples worldwide in late March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church continues to reopen its temples and advance their operations in a careful and cautious four-phase plan.
As of this week, all of the Church’s operating temples have reopened after the pandemic closures, the last being the Kyiv Ukraine temple, given Phase 1 status and able to offer living husband-and-wife sealings as early as Monday, July 5.
Besides the aforementioned 100 temples, another 24 temples are projected to be in the same Phase 3 later this summer. Counting all the current and projected temples and districts in Phase 3 (including several that have temporarily paused operations because of local COVID-19 conditions), 134 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 79.8% — are designated now to be offering all proxy ordinances.
Add in the additional temples in Phase 2-B offering proxy baptisms and confirmations, and that makes 148 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 88.1% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances.
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