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Two new temple sites announced, visual rendering unveiled for third

Nov 21, 2023, 8:09 AM | Updated: Nov 22, 2023, 12:43 pm

A rendering of the Barcelona, Spain temple. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)...

A rendering of the Barcelona, Spain temple. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has announced two new temple sites. The new temple sites will be in Mexico and Brazil. 

New temple sites

According to the church, the Toluca, Mexico temple will sit on a 4.87-acre site just outside of Toluca. Toluca is the capital city of the state of Mexico. 

The church said it will be the 24th temple in Mexico. President M. Russell Nelson announced the temple during the October 2022 general conference. It was announced alongside three other temples that will be built in Mexico. The Toluca temple will be the first of the four to be built, according to the church. 

The second of the new temples announced will be located in João Pessoa, Brazil. It will sit on 3.9 acres of land. João Pessoa is a city on the coast of Brazil. It is the capital of Paraíba, a Brazilian state. 

According to the church, the João Pessoa temple was announced during the October 2023 general conference. It will the the 22nd temple in Brazil. 

Barcelona, Spain temple

In addition to the two new temple sites, the church unveiled a rendering of the Barcelona, Spain temple. The rendering displays the planned design for the building. 

The site location for the Barcelona, Spain temple was announced by the church in January, 2023.  

The Barcelona temple will the be second in Spain, according to the church. The first Spain temple was dedicated in 1999. 

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