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Four temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one each in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela — are the latest to begin offering all living and proxy ordinances in the level of operations known as Phase 3.
Currently, 120 temples operate in that same level of operations.
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 this month, all of the Church’s operating temples have reopened after the pandemic closures.
Counting all the current and projected temples and districts in Phase 3, including several that have temporarily paused operations because of local COVID-19 conditions, 135 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 80.3% — are designated now to be offering all proxy ordinances.
Add in the additional temples in Phase 2-B offering proxy baptisms and confirmations, and that makes 151 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 89.9% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances.
With the updates published Tuesday, July 20, the four temples moving to Phase 3 this week and beginning to offer all proxy ordinances as early as Monday, July 19, are:
- Caracas Venezuela Temple
- Manaus Brazil Temple
- Tijuana Mexico Temple
- Vancouver British Columbia Temple
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