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Photo: Elder Neil L Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, helps a child in the cornerstone ceremony that preceded the first dedicatory session of the Praia Cabo Verde temple, held on June 19, 2022. Photo credit: 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Praia Cabo Verde Temple on Sunday, June 19, 2022. The temple in the capital city of Praia, in the island of Santiago, is the first temple in the country and the 173rd temple in the world.
Prior to the dedication, Elder Andersen conducted the symbolic ceremony of the cornerstone that signifies the construction is complete and the new temple is ready for dedication. Behind the cornerstone is historical documentation, artifacts and testimonies from members of the Church in Cabo Verde.
Reflecting on the importance of the temple for Cabo Verde, Elder Andersen mentioned that “in the records of heaven, this is one of the most important days for Cabo Verde in the whole history of the world”. Joining Elder Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were Elder Rubén V. Alliaud, second counselor in the Europe Central Area Presidency, Elder Kevin R. Duncan, executive director of the Temple Department and Elder Roseveltt de Pina Teixeira, Area Seventy. They were accompanied by their spouses.
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