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At the close of the Sunday afternoon session of October 2023 general conferencePresident Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build new 20 temples in new locations, increasing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ total temples — dedicated, under construction or in planning — to 335 worldwide.

And with those 20 new houses of the Lord identified Sunday, Oct. 1, President Nelson has announced 153 new temples in the five years and eight months he has served as President of the Church.

The 20 newly announced locations are:

  • Savai’i, Samoa
  • Cancún, Mexico
  • Piura, Peru
  • Huancayo, Peru
  • Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Goiãnia, Brazil
  • João Pessoa, Brazil
  • Calabar, Nigeria
  • Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Luanda, Angola
  • Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Laoag, Philippines
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Vancouver, Washington
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

It marked the second time President Nelson has announced 20 temples — the most ever announced at one time. He announced 20 temples also during April 2021 general conference.

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