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A second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reopen to begin performing proxy work for the dead on Monday, Dec. 28, nine months after the Church closed all of its temples due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple will reopen in Phase 3 that date, joining the Taipei Taiwan Temple, which was the first in Phase 3 a week earlier. Latter-day Saints in the Nuku’alofa temple district can begin today scheduling proxy ordinances starting Dec. 28.

The Nuku’alofa temple announcement was made Monday, Dec. 21, the latest in the Church’s ongoing four-phase plan to reopen temples in a safe, cautious manner.

The Taipei and Nuku’alofa temples were among the four temples the First Presidency identified on Dec. 7 as those to advance to Phase 3 of the Church’s four-phase reopening plan as early as Dec. 21. 

The other two — the Apia Samoa and Brisbane Australia temples — remain in Phase 2 but are expected to be the next to advance to Phase 3 operations in coming weeks.

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