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Operations at five temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina, Colombia, Korea and the Philippines are the latest to change, with 166 of the Church’s 170 dedicated temples and districts — or 97.6% — to be offering all living ordinances and at least some proxy ordinances.
After closing its then-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.
The updates published Tuesday, Nov. 16, are the following changes:
- Arequipa Peru Temple, upgrading to Phase 3 from Phase 2-B
- Bogotá Colombia Temple, to Phase 3 from Phase 2-B
- Barranquilla Colombia Temple, to Phase 2-B from Phase 2
- Seoul Korea Temple, to Phase 2-B from Phase 2
- Cebu City Temple, to Phase 2-B from Phase 1
The Cebu temple had reached Phase 3 before being paused because of local pandemic conditions and then resuming in Phase 1.
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, 161 of the Church’s 170 temples — or 94.7% — are designated now to be offering all living and proxy ordinances.
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