Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Paris, Rome and Provo: 28 Mormon temples in progress (66 items)

By and and and , Deseret News

May 20, 2014

During the most recent general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson said that while church leaders are constantly assessing members' needs, no new temples would be announced at that time. Instead, efforts are being focused on completing the 28 temples that are in the planning and construction phases.

Here we've compiled information about each of these temples, including construction photographs and milestones.

When these 28 temples are completed, the LDS Church will have 170 operating temples.

1 of 66. Arequipa Peru

Arequipa will be home to the third temple in Peru. There are more than a half million Latter-day Saints in Peru, and those living in Arequipa have been traveling nearly 500 miles to attend the temple in Lima, according to a 2012 article.

President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build the temple in the October 2012 General Conference.

Arequipa is the second most populous city in Peru.

2 of 66. Barranquilla Colombia

President Monson announced plans to build the Barranquilla Colombia Temple in October 2011.

The temple will serve 45,000 LDS Church members in Colombia and Venezuela, according to a 2011 article. It will be the second temple in Colombia.

3 of 66. Cedar City Utah

The Cedar City temple will be the 17th temple in Utah.

The temple was announced on April 6, 2013, by President Monson.

4 of 66. Concepción Chile

Plans for the Concepción Chile Temple were announced in 2009.

The Concepción temple will be the second temple in Chile, where 583,359 members of the LDS Church reside, according to

5 of 66. Córdoba Argentina

The Córdoba Argentina Temple was announced Oct. 4, 2008.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve presided over the groundbreaking of the temple site on Oct. 30, 2010.

The Córdoba Temple, located in Villa Belgrano, will be the second temple in Argentina.
1. Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT,
May 21, 2014

I always knew we had so many things in common with Paris and Rome. Now they'll be even more like Provo!

2. iron&clay
May 21, 2014

Unlike most articles in the newspaper, this article and pictures makes me feel happily refreshed and energetic.....exhilaration.

3. iron&clay
May 21, 2014

An exhilarating feeling originating from an unseen parallel earth.

4. Hutterite
American Fork, UT,
May 21, 2014

The picture of the 'Disney' castle looking structure with this article says it all.

5. toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT,
May 22, 2014

A little better picture of the area of Afton, Wyoming is in order, I believe.

Thanks for the photos of the buildings under construction.