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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Antofagasta Chile Temple and the Mendoza Argentina Temple.

The groundbreaking for the Antofagasta Chile Temple will take place in November 2020. Elder Juan Pablo Villar of the South America South Area Presidency will preside at the event.

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Plans call for an approximately 23,000-square-foot temple, built on a 2.2-acre site around Avenida de Las Palmeras 44 in Antofagasta, Chile.

The new temple will be the third in Chile. Latter-day Saints in Antofagasta currently travel 830 miles (1,335 kilometers) to participate in temple ordinances at the Santiago Chile Temple (dedicated in 1983 and rededicated in 2006). The second temple was completed in Concepción in October 2018. There are over 600,000 Latter-day Saints in Chile.

Church leaders will break ground for the Mendoza Argentina Temple in November 2020. Elder Allen D. Haynie of the South America South Area Presidency will preside at the ceremony.

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