The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Six months after closing all 168 of its operating temples worldwide because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reopened 92% of all possible temples, including 67% in Phase 2.

In the 22nd week of announcing reopenings, the Church will have — as of Oct. 5 — 147 reopened temples. That total includes 107 temples in Phase 2 and another 40 in Phase 1, six of which are designated as “paused” while waiting for local conditions to allow a return to regular Phase 1 operations.

Phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with Phase 1 for only limited husband-and-wife sealings.

Today’s announcement on Newsroom includes one South America temple reopening from closed into the initial Phase 1 and four temples moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on Oct. 5.

The four Phase 2 reopenings on Oct. 5  — two in Hawaii and two in South America — are:

  • Asunción Paraguay
  • Córdoba Argentina
  • Kona Hawaii
  • Laie Hawaii

And the Oct. 5 temple reopening in Phase 1 is:

  • Santiago Chile

Of the Church’s remaining 21 temples still closed, eight are undergoing extensive renovations. Of the 13 other yet-to-reopen temples three are in Mexico, two more are in Central America, seven are in South America and one is in Ukraine.

Since early May, the Church has announced weekly which temples would be moving to Phase 1 or Phase 2 status the following week.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.