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Seven temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin offering proxy ordinances in Phase 3 in two weeks, while a total of 42 temples will be given Phase 2-B status in April, which allows for proxy baptisms.

The status changes are the latest as the Church continues to reopen temples in its careful and cautious four-phased process, after halting operations at all temples worldwide in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, three temples closed for major renovations are being given Phase 2-B status in April 2021, allowing members in the respective temple districts the chance to schedule proxy baptisms at the nearest operating temple. And operations at one temple are being paused because of local COVID-19 conditions.

As announced Monday, March 29, seven temples — five in Africa, one in Japan and one in the Caribbean — will begin Phase 3 operations on April 12. They include:

  • Aba Nigeria Temple
  • Accra Ghana Temple
  • Durban South Africa Temple
  • Fukuoka Japan Temple
  • Johannesburg South Africa Temple
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple

On April 12, 17 operating temples — 15 in the United States and two in England — will begin Phase 2-B operations. 

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