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The First Presidency announced Monday a new phase for reopening of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — allowing youth and other members with limited-use temple recommends to participate in proxy baptisms.

Phase 2-B allows for temple baptistries to open for small groups.

President Russell M. Nelson commented about the announcement in a social media post on Monday morning.

“We rejoice that youth, young adults, new members, and others who have not had the opportunity to participate in temple work for the past year will be able to do so again,” the post says.

“Our temples are the holiest places on earth. They not only unite us as families but connect us directly to our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I pray that each of us will soon have the opportunity to again fully participate in temple service.”

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in some areas of the world, Church leaders continue a “a carefully coordinated, cautious and phased reopening” of the sacred buildings.

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