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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints new temple location

Feb 28, 2023, 5:00 PM | Updated: 5:05 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints office building...

The Church Office Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured during the 190th Annual General Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City.(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today its Brazil Temple location. 

Nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints reside in Brazil in over 2,100 congregations. 

“The Vitória Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida Leitão da Silva #2055, Iteraré, Vitória-ES. Plans call for a one-story temple of approximately 10,600 square feet. First announced by Church President Russell M. Nelson in October 2021, this temple will be the city’s first,” said the Church Newsroom webpage. 

Missionary work first began in Brazil in 1928. Currently, there are 18 houses of the Lord in Brazil. 

Dedicated temple locations include Belém, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; two under construction in Brasília and Salvador; and others announced in Belo Horizonte, Londrina, Maceió, Ribeirão Prêto, Santos, and São Paulo East.

 “Making promises to God in temples is an important act of worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of these houses of the Lord are being built around the world. The location of the Vitória Brazil Temple was released today. The Vitória Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida Leitão da Silva #2055, Iteraré, Vitória-ES. Plans call for a one-story temple of approximately 10,600 square feet. This will be the city’s first temple,” said a Twitter account that provides quotes for members of the Church. 

New location pictured above. 

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