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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.
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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