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Four temples in South America — two in Chile and one each in Argentina and Paraguay — are the latest temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to begin offering both living and proxy ordinances.
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 July 2021, all of the Church’s operating temples have reopened after the pandemic closures, although attendance remains limited because of pandemic precautions.
Counting all the current and projected temples and districts operating in Phase 3, including several that have temporarily paused operations because of local COVID-19 conditions, 143 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 85.1% — are designated now to be offering all living and proxy ordinances.
Add in the additional temples operating or projected to be operating in Phase 2-B and offering proxy baptisms and confirmations, and that makes 158 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 94% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances by month’s end.
With the updates published Tuesday, Aug. 24, the following temples will be moving to Phase 3 operations as early as Aug. 31, offering all living and proxy ordinances:
- Asunción Paraguay Temple
- Concepción Chile Temple
- Córdoba Argentina Temple
- Santiago Chile Temple
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