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Four South American temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — three in Peru and one in Argentina — will be reopening in Phase 1 on Monday, Nov. 23, for the first time since the Church closed all temples earlier this spring.
More than 95% of the Church’s 160 available temples have reopened after the late March closures due to the global COVID-19 pandemic — and 83% of the 155 reopened temples are already in Phase 2 of the Church’s four-phase plan.
In the 29th week of announcing reopenings on Newsroom, the Church’s planned changes for Nov. 23 include the following temples reopening in Phase 1:
- Arequipa Peru Temple
- Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
- Lima Peru Temple
- Trujillo Peru 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, in response to local COVID-19 guidelines, operations in the Sacramento California and San Diego California temples are being paused while waiting for local conditions to improve. Both had been upgraded to Phase 2 more than a month ago — the San Diego temple on Sept. 28 and the Sacramento temple on Oct. 19.
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