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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening 14 more temples

May 25, 2020, 10:44 AM | Updated: 10:54 am
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Church members from Haiti gather together to dedicate the new temple in the country. Photo by Mary Richards

SALT LAKE CITY– The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Monday that 14 more temples will be entering phase 1 of re-opening on June 1, 2020. 

With the addition of these 14 temples, a total of 66 temples have re-opened

Temples re-opening June 1: 

Adelaide Australia Temple
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
Calgary Alberta Temple
Fukuoka Japan Temple
Melbourne Australia Temple
Nauvoo Illinois Temple
Perth Australia Temple
Raleigh North Carolina Temple
San Antonio Texas Temple
St. Louis Missouri Temple
Sydney Australia Temple
The Hague Netherlands Temple
Vernal Utah Temple

Currently, there are 168 dedicated temples with 7 undergoing renovations. Before the pandemic hit, there are a total of 161 operating temples. The church needs to open 95 more temples to operate at full capacity again. 

There are 16 temples under construction and 41 temples yet to begin construction. 

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