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Of the 118 temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson since becoming President of the Church in January 2018, the following totals show their current status after October 2022 general conference:
- Dedicated — 2
- Scheduled for dedication — 1
- Under construction — 41
- Scheduled for groundbreaking — 1
- With site announced and rendering released — 11
- In planning and development — 62
- Total — 118
The Heber Valley Utah Temple will have its groundbreaking this weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Frequency over tenure
President Nelson was ordained and set apart as Prophet and President of the Church on Jan. 14, 2018; on Oct. 2, 2022, he announced temple locations number 101 through number 118.
Earlier in the year, at April 2022 general conference, he announced 17 new temple locations, bringing the total of temple locations he had announced to an even 100.
That’s 118 temples over 1,723 days as Church president — a rate of a temple announced every two weeks. Or a rate of two temples a month during the just-under 57 months of his tenure.
The geographic breakdown of the 118 temples is as follows:
- United States — 41
- Mexico, Central America and Caribbean — 16
- South America — 19
- Europe — 7
- Africa and Middle East — 15
- Asia and the Philippines — 13
- Pacific — 7
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