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Two South America temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one each in Colombia and Peru — will soon be adding offering all living and proxy ordinances.
After closing all 168 temples worldwide in late March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church continues to reopen its temples and advance their operations in a careful and cautious four-phase plan.
Counting all the current and projected temples and districts operating in Phase 3, including several that have temporarily paused operations because of local COVID-19 conditions, 153 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 91.1% — are designated now to be offering all living and proxy ordinances.
Add in the additional temples operating or projected to be operating in Phase 2-B and offering proxy baptisms and confirmations, and that makes 159 of the Church’s 168 temples — or 94.6% — offering at least some proxy ordinances in addition to all living ordinances by Oct. 5.
With the updates published Tuesday, Sept. 28, the following temples will be moving from Phase 2 to Phase 2-B operations as early as Oct. 5, adding proxy baptisms to previously offering all living ordinances:
- Arequipa Peru Temple
- Bogotá Colombia Temple
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