The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking of the Belém Brazil Temple.
Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area for the Church, will preside at the Saturday, August 17, 2019, services.
Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. It is anticipated that the groundbreaking services will be transmitted via internet to local meetinghouses within the proposed temple district. Additional details will be forthcoming.
The temple was first announced at the April 3, 2016, general conference by then-President Thomas S. Monson.
The other Brazilian temples include the Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple and São Paulo Brazil Temple. The Fortaleza Temple became the Church’s newest operating temple on June 2, 2019. Currently under construction is the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple and announced are the Brasília and Salvador temples. Once completed and dedicated, Brazil will have 11 temples.
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