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One temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will resume offering all living ordinances in Phase 2, while April 12 marks the start of 46 temples — so far — moving to proxy ordinance work in the month of April.

Two weeks ago, the Church announced that seven temples would move to Phase 3 and offer all proxy ordinances on April 12, 17 temples would add proxy baptisms to living ordinances in Phase 2-B on the same April 12 date, and 22 additional temples would move to Phase 2-B on April 26.

One week ago, during April 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced 20 new temple locations worldwide.

As announced Monday, April 12, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will resume Phase 2 operations, offering all living ordinances. It had first reached that Phase on Aug. 31, 2020. After less that three months at the phase, it had to return to Phase 1 — living sealings only — because of local COVID-19 conditions and restrictions.

The seven temples that began Phase 3 operations on April 12 — five in Africa, one in Japan and one in the Caribbean — include: the Aba Nigeria, Accra Ghana, Durban South Africa, Fukuoka Japan, Johannesburg South Africa, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic temples.

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