They are the first temples in their respective countries to begin Phase 3 operations, with the two Hawaii temples and the Cardston and San Salvador temples the first in that Phase in North America.
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Latest temple updates: 3 temples in California, Argentina, Panama moving to Phase 2; 5 ‘paused’ resuming operations
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.
With six temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints set to perform all living and proxy ordinances in Phase 3, one temple in Mexico is moving to Phase 2 and eight others — including all seven temples in the state of California — are returning to operations after having been temporarily paused.
Latest temple updates: Status changes set for 12 temples in 9 countries — 6 to Phase 3, 6 to Phase 2
Within the next two weeks, 12 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be changing phases of operations, with six temples moving Feb. 15 to performing all living ordinances allowed in Phase 2 and another six temples moving Feb. 22 to all living and proxy ordinances in Phase 3.
Besides the Melbourne Australia Temple set to resume proxy ordinance work as previously announced, this week’s updates for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temples include five returning to previous operational phases.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple. Additionally, after considering current circumstances and opportunities, an alternate site for the Tooele Valley temple has been selected. It will also be renamed.