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A groundbreaking ceremony was held for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Puebla Mexico Temple. This event signifies the beginning of construction.

Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, who currently serves as Mexico Area president, presided at the event which took place Saturday, November 30, 2019. Elder Valenzuela offered the dedicatory prayer.

Elder Rafael E. Pino, first counselor and Elder John C. Pingree Jr., second counselor were also in attendance.

The groundbreaking was attended by Church and community leaders. The event was transmitted via Internet to stake centers within the proposed temple district to give local members a chance to participate.

As reported by the Church Newsroom:

The temple was announced in October 2018 by President Russell M. Nelson. Once complete, the Puebla Mexico Temple will be the country’s 14th Church temple. Mexico’s first temple, located in Mexico City, was dedicated December 2, 1983. The Church of Jesus Christ has 217 temples throughout the world that are operating, are undergoing construction or being renovated, or have been announced.