The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.
Two reopened temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being upgraded in Phase 2 — the first in Japan and the last of 15 dedicated and operating temples in the state of Utah.
Meanwhile, the 11th in Mexico is reopening in Phase 1, leaving only two closed in that country due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Newsroom reported the phase updates — scheduled to begin Oct. 12 — on Monday, Oct. 5, a day after President Russell M. Nelson announced six new temple locations at the close of October 2020 general conference.
Nearly seven months after closing all 168 of its dedicated temples worldwide because of the pandemic, the Church now has reopened 93% of all possible temples, including 68% in Phase 2.
In the 23rd week of announcing reopenings, the Church will have, as of Oct. 12, 148 reopened temples. That total includes 109 temples in Phase 2 and another 39 in Phase 1, five of which in California that are still designated as “paused” while waiting for local conditions to allow a return to regular Phase 1 operations.
Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with Phase 1 for only limited husband-and-wife sealings.
The two Phase 2 reopenings on Oct. 12 are:
- Monticello Utah
- Sapporo Japan
And the Oct. 12 temple reopening in Phase 1 is:
- Tampico Mexico
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