The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Since temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began reopening worldwide in a four-phase plan after closures due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the largest single-week group being upgraded to Phase 2 has been announced.

Monday’s announcement includes 20 temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Aug. 31, with one temple previously closed reopening in Phase 1 on the same date.

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Among the 20 Phase 2 reopenings are 15 temples throughout the United States — four in Texas, two in Colorado and the last two in Idaho to move to Phase 2 — as well as two in eastern Canada, two in northern Brazil and one in Switzerland. Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals.

Also, the sole Phase 1 reopening — for limited living husband-and-wife sealings — means that the two operating temples in the Philippines are now both open.

The 20 temples to begin Phase 2 operations on Aug. 31 are:

  • Bern Switzerland Temple
  • Boise Idaho Temple
  • Columbia South Carolina Temple
  • Dallas Texas Temple
  • Denver Colorado Temple
  • Detroit Michigan Temple
  • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
  • Fort Collins Colorado Temple
  • Hartford Connecticut Temple
  • Houston Texas Temple
  • Las Vegas Nevada Temple
  • Louisville Kentucky Temple
  • Lubbock Texas Temple
  • Manaus Brazil Temple
  • Meridian Idaho Temple
  • Montreal Quebec Temple
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
  • San Antonio Texas Temple
  • St. Louis Missouri Temple
  • Toronto Ontario Temple

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