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Ground has been broken in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Randall K. Bennett of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

“Brothers and sisters, I know you will make this temple, and more importantly Jesus Christ, the center of your lives,” said Elder Bennett. “Thank you for your examples of faith and diligence, hope [and] love.”

The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

The single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet is being built on a 5.8-acre site located at 2093 Powell Road in Pennsylvania’s Cranberry Township.

“I pray that this will be the first temple district full of members, or among the first, where attendance will be virtually standing room only,” said Elder Bennett. “So this temple is filled with faithful Latter-day Saints serving their ancestors, serving one another.”

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