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Four temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — three in Mexico and one in Ukraine — will soon be offering all living and proxy ordinances.
Meanwhile, two temples having paused because of COVID-19 conditions and precautions are returning to operation, but they will not be offering proxy ordinances for the time being like they were before being paused.
After closing all 168 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.
Counting all the current and projected temples and districts operating in Phase 3, including several that have temporarily paused operations because of local COVID-19 conditions, 153 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 91.1% — are designated now to be offering all living and proxy ordinances.
Add in the additional temples operating or projected to be operating in Phase 2-B and offering proxy baptisms and confirmations, and that makes 157 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 93.5% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances by month’s end.
With the updates published Tuesday, Sept. 21, the following temples will be moving to Phase 3 operations as early as Sept. 28, offering all living and proxy ordinances:
- Kyiv Ukraine Temple
- Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple
- Mexico City Mexico Temple
- Villahermosa Mexico Temple
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