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The First Presidency has announced the site locations for six temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — four in South America, one in Asia and one in the Pacific.
The six temples with newly announced site locations and general size dimensions are:
- Londrina Brazil
- Ribeirão Preto Brazil
- Santos Brazil
- Santa Cruz Bolivia
- Kaohsiung Taiwan
- Wellington New Zealand
The locations were first published Monday, Nov. 28, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
President Russell M. Nelson announced all six new temples in general conferences over the past two-plus years — two just last month at October 2022 general conference, the Londrina and Riberão Preto temples. Two — the Santos and Wellington temples — were earlier in April 2022, while the Kaohsiung temple came in October 2021 and the Santa Cruz temple in October 2020.
Detailed design plans are still being developed for each temple, with additional information — such as exterior renderings and groundbreakings — to be made public later.
Londrina Brazil Temple
The Londrina Brazil Temple is projected as a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet and will be built at Avenida Harry Prochet, S/N, Jardim São Jorge, Londrina, in the state of Paraná.
Nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints reside in Brazil, comprising more than 2,100 congregations. Missionary work began in South America’s largest nation in 1928.
The three Brazilian temples with new locations — in Londrina, Ribeirão Preto and Santos — are among the 18 in the country. The nine dedicated temples are in Belém, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Temples are under construction in Brasília and Salvador; temples have site locations in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo East; and two additional temples have been announced for Maceió and Vitória.
Ribeirão Preto Brazil Temple
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