The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.
Two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one in the state of Louisiana and one in the Philippines — will be moving to Phase 2 operations beginning Monday, Nov. 16, with a temple in the United States’ Northeast having dropped back to Phase 1.
More than 90% of the Church’s 160 available temples have reopened after the late March closures due to the global COVID-19 pandemic — and 85% of the 151 reopened temples are already in Phase 2 of the Church’s four-phase plan.
In the 28th week of announcing reopenings, the Church’s planned changes for Nov. 16 include the following temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2:
- Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
- Cebu City Philippines Temple
Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with Phase 1 limited to living husband-and-wife sealings.
Meanwhile, local COVID-19 guidelines have resulted in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple returning to Phase 1 operations. Initially reopened on July 6, the Philadelphia temple had moved from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Aug. 31 before the recent return.
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