The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson, announced the construction of two temples in the Philippines.
The Naga City Philippines Temple is the eighth temple to be announced for the Philippines. Naga City is approximately 400 kilometers southeast of Manila.
In 1984, the first temple in Manila was consecrated. In more than 1,250 congregations, more than 833,00 Latter-day Saints reside in the Philippines. Since 1961, when the country was formally opened to missionary activity, Church growth has been among the world’s quickest.
The Santiago Philippines Temple, located around 370 kilometers northeast of Manila, will be the eighth announced temple in the Philippines.
In addition to those in Alabang, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Davao, Manila, Naga (announced today), Tacloban City, and Urdaneta, the remaining nine temples announced, under construction, or operational in the country are located in Alabang, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Davao, Manila, Naga (announced
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