The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.
With this week’s announced operational changes for temples in Brazil, France and Sweden, 95 percent of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temples will be offering all living ordinances and at least some proxy ordinances — if not all — by the end of August.
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. As of July 2021, all of the Church’s operating temples have reopened after the pandemic closures.
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, 137 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 81.5% — 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 159 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 94.6% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances by month’s end.
With the updates published Tuesday, Aug. 3, operations in the following temples have changed or will be changing over the month of August.
Moving to Phase 3 operations and offering all living and proxy ordinances:
- Paris France Temple
- Stockholm Sweden Temple
To read the full report, CLICK HERE.