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Three New Apostles Announced at General Conference

President Henry B. Eyring presented three new apostles at the Saturday afternoon session of Conference: Elder Ronald A. Rasband, who was the senior president in the Presidency of the Seventy; Elder Gary E. Stevenson, who was the Presiding Bishop; and Elder Dale G. Renlund, who was a member of First Quorum of the Seventy.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Cladding the West Side of the Paris France Temple
Friday, October 2, 2015
Dozens of crates holding stone cladding stand at the ready on the west side of the Paris France Temple as laborers continue the work of facing the exterior. The job started on the east side, continued to the north side, and is now on the west. The front (south) side will be done last.

Regular Construction Resumes at the Rome Italy Temple
Friday, October 2, 2015
For most of the year, construction at the Rome Italy Temple has been limited and focused largely on replacing materials or redoing work. As of September, however, regular construction is moving forward. Due to a subcontractor change, scaffolding was removed and is now going back up.

Construction Fence Erected in Tucson
Thursday, October 1, 2015
At the Tucson Arizona Temple site, a chain-link fence has been erected around the property, as the general contractor prepares for construction.

Fountain Now Operational at Provo City Center Temple
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The grand Victorian-style water feature on the south side of the Provo City Center Temple went into permanent operation this week with its captivating sprays of water. "…But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).

Walls Going Up for Star Valley Wyoming Temple Steeple
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
With the first- and second-level walls poured for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, concrete walls are now rising for the base of the steeple. Construction of the temple began just five months ago, shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony. The temple is the first in Wyoming.

Super Blood Moon at the Fort Collins Temple
Monday, September 28, 2015
Tonight's lunar eclipse, known as a "blood moon" and seen here from the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, has generated media sensationalism over Mormon preparation for the "end of the world." The Church issued a statement, which reads in part: "For many decades, Church leaders have counseled members that, where possible, they should…ensure they are self-reliant. This teaching has been accompanied by the counsel of Church leaders to avoid being caught up in extreme efforts to anticipate catastrophic events."

Majority of Scaffolding Removed from Sapporo Japan Temple
Sunday, September 27, 2015
With its exterior nearly complete, the Sapporo Japan Temple is a beautiful sight for passers-by. The sacred edifice stands near a local landmark known as Rainbow Bridge—a colorful pedestrian bridge.

Cornice Lighting Turned on at Philadelphia Temple
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Exterior lighting beautifully accents the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple cornice. Just across the expressway, Pope Francis attended mass today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families.

Fort Collins Temple Lighting
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Exterior lighting tests are underway at the Fort Collins temple, which features recessed soffit lighting and makes the temple visible for miles.

Service at the Rio Temple Site
Friday, September 25, 2015
A service activity will be held at the Rio de Janeiro temple site tomorrow where volunteers will be instructed in preserving native plants and removing invasive species.

Granite Work Moves Up the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Scaffolding now surrounds both towers of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple as the attachment of granite moves ever higher. Across from the temple, a 24,000-square-foot meetinghouse and 32-story residential tower are rising.

Sapporo Japan Temple Perimeter
Monday, September 21, 2015
New plants and decorative rock-faced walls now surround the Sapporo Japan Temple site. The temple features details inspired by traditional Japanese architecture.

Footings Poured
Saturday, September 19, 2015
At the Cedar City Utah Temple site, footings are poured and forms are going up for the basement.

Second Floor Walls Poured for Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Friday, September 18, 2015
It is full steam ahead at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple construction site where the exterior walls have been poured for the second floor. Visitors to the site are welcomed at an on-site Welcome Center where additional information is available and questions can be answered.

Steeple Railing Going Up at Provo City Center Temple
Thursday, September 17, 2015
A new addition being installed at the Provo City Center Temple is the decorative white railing that surrounds the steeple. Work moved forward inside and out despite the rainy weather. The original pulpit from the Provo Tabernacle will soon be installed inside the temple.

Meridian Temple Milestone
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
All exterior panels have now been attached to the Meridian Idaho Temple. Installation of temporary glass has begun on the east side.

A Walk Around the Paris Temple
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A new series of photographs taken of the Paris France Temple capture the construction progress on each side of the building.

Cactus Nursery at Tucson Temple Site
Monday, September 14, 2015
Concurrent with the site clearing for the Tucson Arizona Temple, a nursery has been established for the saved cactus, which will be integrated into the landscaping. Ground will be broken for the temple on October 17.

Mexico's First Temple Rededicated in Mexico City
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The magnificent Mexico City Mexico Temple was rededicated today in two sessions by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, following an extensive renovation of the interior. The sessions were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district.

Sunrise at the Meridian Idaho Temple
Saturday, September 12, 2015
It was a beautiful dawn this morning at the Meridian Idaho Temple where workers have nearly completed the exterior. The beautiful historic Cardston Alberta Temple served as a design inspiration for the temple in Meridian.

Curb and Gutter at Star Valley Temple
Friday, September 11, 2015
Concrete mixers at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are churning out concrete for new curb and gutter and for the second floor temple walls.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Now Closed for Renovation
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Frankfurt Germany Temple officially closed this past weekend for a major renovation project including a new baptistry. Construction is already well underway on a new meetinghouse behind the patron housing facility. The work is expected to last about two years.

Open House Concludes at the Mexico City Mexico Temple
Monday, September 7, 2015
Open house tents are coming down at the Mexico City Mexico Temple as the final preparations are made for the rededication on Sunday, September 13. The evening before the dedication, a youth cultural celebration will be held. Mexico's 13th temple will soon be dedicated in Tijuana.

Hartford Connecticut Temple Update
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Light poles are going up and sidewalks being poured at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. An ultraviolet light barrier continues to cover the stonework that has been attached to the temple. And shingling is completed on the spire that awaits installation.

"Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father."
—Brigham Young

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