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Photograph of African Saints standing in front of the Mormon temple in Aba, Nigeria



Christus Statue Delivered for Phoenix Open House

A stunning replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen's Christus statue will be on display for the open house of the Phoenix Arizona Temple from Friday, October 10, through Saturday, November 1. Mormons follow Jesus Christ as the their Savior.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Recent News Stories

Rome's New Religious Landmark
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Dubbed a "Mormon St. Peter's" by The Daily Beast, the Rome Italy Temple is drawing reactions. "I have a lot of respect for Mormons in Rome, but…their concepts…differ so greatly to Catholics," says Monsignor Enrico Feroci, head of Rome's Caritas.

Bird's-Eye View of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Monday, September 29, 2014
An aerial photograph of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple complex gives a unique view on the progress being made.

Open House Tickets Now Available for Phoenix Arizona Temple
Monday, September 29, 2014
Free reservations to tour the newly completed Phoenix Arizona Temple are now available to the public. The open house begins Friday, October 10, and continues through Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Scaffolding Removed from Trujillo Peru Temple Spire
Saturday, September 27, 2014
With art glass installed and the angel Moroni heralding from atop the domed spire, scaffolding has now been removed from around the Trujillo Peru Temple. Construction of the temple will continue well into next year before being dedicated.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Updates
Friday, September 26, 2014
Construction laborers at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple are busy inside and outside as the exterior walls are covered with a sealant and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC utilities are roughed in. With the building closing in, some sheetrock and window framing hanging has started.

Structural Framing Going Up for Fort Collins Temple Steeple
Thursday, September 25, 2014
At the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, four steel columns have been installed at the corners for the steeple, which will later be topped by a pyramidal spire and a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. The street-widening project of Timberline Road has been completed.

Greening Up the Payson Utah Temple Site
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Large deliveries of trees and plants are arriving at the Payson Utah Temple site, as landscaping efforts continue in the garden areas nearest the edifice. Finish work advances on the interior, which will feature beautiful natural stone accents.

Provo City Center Temple Steeple and Rain Gutters
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The center steeple of the Provo City Center Temple is being covered in a white, beautifully detailed cladding. Bronze hangers will hold copper rain gutters with European-style half-round downspouts manufactured in Italy. The building will also feature a sophisticated snowmelt system.

President Monson Rededicates the Ogden Utah Temple
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Ogden Utah Temple was rededicated yesterday morning by President Thomas S. Monson. The day before the rededication, two cultural celebrations with more than 16,000 youth were held at the Dee Events Center. Area Saints are grateful to have the temple back in operation.

Deputy Mayor Visits Rome Italy Temple Site
Saturday, September 20, 2014
On September 18, the Deputy Mayor of Rome, Luigi Nieri, toured the construction site of the Rome Italy Temple. He praised the Church for the work being accomplished and promised to return for the open house. News Release (translated)

Dirt Conveyer Transports Topsoil to Payson Temple
Friday, September 19, 2014
Quick work is being made of delivery of a dark topsoil to the flowerbed surfaces at the Payson Utah Temple using a conveyer belt system. Work started at the southeast corner of the building and will continue around the remainder of the grounds.

Excavation for Meridian Temple
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Excavation activities are well underway for the Meridian Idaho Temple and meetinghouse. Footings for the foundations will soon be poured.

Utility Work at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Monday, September 15, 2014
A large crane is lifting construction materials into the rising exterior walls of the Sapporo Japan Temple as workers make initial utility runs. A mock-up stands near the temple that displays the exterior façades for the various buildings on site.

Fountain Testing at the Payson Utah Temple
Friday, September 12, 2014
At the beginning of this week, the first water test of the fountain on the east side of the Payson Utah Temple was successfully initiated. The site plan shows water features on both the east (front entrance) and west sides of the building.

Scaffolding Removed from Córdoba Temple Tower
Friday, September 12, 2014
Since placing the gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni atop the tower of the Córdoba Argentina Temple last month, the scaffolding has now been removed from the tower, giving a nearly finished look to the exterior. The temple is expected to open its doors sometime next year.

Chain-Link Fence Removal at Phoenix Temple
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The green tarp and chain-link barrier that has surrounded the Phoenix Arizona Temple since construction began three years ago is finally coming down, giving passers-by an unobstructed view of the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Provo City Center Temple Parking Garage
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Little work remains until the Provo City Center Temple parking garage has been fully covered and completed. A driveway entrance will soon be poured on the south side, complementing an entrance on the west side by the post office.

Fasting and Praying for Progress in Italy
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Members of the Rome Italy East Stake dedicated their fast this month to the construction progress of the Rome Italy Temple and to the workers' ability to build to the standards required by the Church. Little has changed on the exterior for several months, but work continues slowly inside.

Construction Progress at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Monday, September 8, 2014
Several boom lifts are on site at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple as attachment of the exterior stonework nears completion. The large stone panel that will be installed over the entrance columns will bear the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord.

Clearing Meridian Temple Site
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Just two days after the closing amen at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple, heavy equipment was on site clearing trees and rough grading.

"The temple endowment was given by revelation. Thus, it is best understood by revelation, prayerfully sought with a sincere heart. "
—Russell M. Nelson

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