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The year 2022 can be remembered as a year of many temple milestones for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Consider the following highlights:
- The total number of temples — dedicated, under construction or announced — reached an even 300.
- The number of dedicated temples now sits at 175, with several more already scheduled for 2023.
- The number of new temple locations announced by President Russell M. Nelson first hit 100, then surged past that. Since becoming President of the Church in January 2018, he has announced 118 new temples — and counting.
- The 35 new temples he announced in 2022 make for the most new locations released in a single year.
- When Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple on May 8, it marked the first time in Church history that each sitting member of that quorum and the First Presidency had presided over either a temple dedication or rededication.
- And the 16 temple groundbreakings is the second-most in this 21st century, exceeded only by the 21 new construction starts in 2020.
At the end of 2022, the Church currently has 300 total temples:
- 175 dedicated temples, including four under renovation,
- 56 under construction, and
- 69 announced that are still in planning and design.
This article serves as the first part in a three-part series looking at temple milestones in 2022, with an emphasis on dedications and rededications over the past 12 months as well as those announced for the coming year.
To read the full article, CLICK HERE.