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Rome Italy Temple

News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have been appeared on the News page for the Rome Italy Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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News Archives

April 17, 2014

Work Focused on Interior of Rome Italy Temple
Visible cues on the progress of the Rome Italy Temple complex are becoming less obvious as the focus turns to the buildings' interiors. However, Saints can still look forward to the completion of the towers and the placement of angel Moroni.

February 8, 2014

Rome Italy Temple Advancements
Progress is evident on all four buildings at the Rome Italy Temple complex where roofs and exteriors are nearing completion, and permanent windows will soon be installed. The temple granite beautifully reflects the sunlight.

January 22, 2014

Rome Italy Temple Granite Revealed
With the majority of scaffolding removed from the north and south sides of the Rome Italy Temple, the beautifully polished granite exterior of the building can clearly be seen along its Neo-baroque curved walls. The temple is Italy's first.

December 18, 2013

Some Scaffolding Coming Down from Rome Temple
With the attachment of granite nearing completion at the Rome Italy Temple, scaffolding is being disassembled. The base of the steeple framework atop the new stake center was recently faced with beautiful travertine marble.

October 8, 2013

Landscaping Elements Added to Rome Italy Temple Grounds
Curbing and retaining walls are defining the beautiful grounds of the Rome Italy Temple complex by creating planters, pathways, and water features. Olive trees and Italian stone pines are featured foliage.

September 11, 2013

More Scaffolding Added to Rome Italy Temple
August is the traditional vacation month in Italy, and even work on the Rome Italy Temple was suspended for several days, but September has brought new activity, including the addition of scaffolding above the towers. Tall, slender spires will soon be attached to the tower framework.

September 2, 2013

Stake Reorganization in Rome; Dispelling Temple Rumors
News releases from Rome announce that Elder Ballard of the Twelve will preside over a special conference to reorganize the Rome stake and the Naples and Sardegna districts, and that no opening dates have been established for the temple.

May 22, 2013

Rome Italy Temple Update
At the Rome Italy Temple complex, curbing is being poured to create the planters and walkways that will beautify the lush, park-like grounds.

May 4, 2013

Mayor of Rome Tours the Rome Italy Temple
On April 19, Mayor Gianni Alemanno was given a special tour of the construction progress at the Rome Italy Temple complex. He expressed appreciation for the service projects conducted by the Church in Rome for its defense of family values.

April 1, 2013

Rome Granite Nearly Finished
The walls of the Rome Italy Temple, curved in the Baroque Revival style, have nearly all been covered in slabs of contoured polished granite. The curved lines continue on the inside, creating unique challenges such as hanging walls and artwork. Construction continues on the other three buildings in the complex, which will surround a traditional central plaza open to the public.

March 20, 2013

Granite Installation Continues at Rome Italy Temple
The curved, stately lines of the Rome Italy Temple continue to be clad in slabs of light-colored granite. Scaffolding surrounds the structure including the bases of the towers that will stand on each end. Church membership is growing in Italy where 8 stakes and 5 districts are organized.

January 29, 2013

Rome Italy Temple: Exterior and Interior Work Underway
Pallets have arrived at the construction site of the Rome Italy Temple carrying beautiful granite, which is being attached to the exterior of the holy structure. On the interior, workers are running utilities and hanging sheetrock. Completion is indefinite but may be as early as next year.

December 9, 2012

Rome Italy Temple Looms Over Via di Settebagni
Motorists traveling in northern Rome are taking note of the rising Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located just off the circular beltway that surrounds the city. The temple will feature two towers—one on each end. Work is currently underway on the bases for the towers.

October 19, 2012

Framing for Rome Italy Temple Steeples Now Underway
The height of the Rome Italy Temple is increasing with the addition of framing materials for the steeples that will rise over each end of the building. The roof for the Accommodation Center is in place, and major framing is finished for the stake center and visitors' center.

October 10, 2012

Christus and Apostles to Stand in Rome
Replicas of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue and twelve apostles are planned for the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center. The originals, sculpted in Rome, stand in the National Cathedral of Denmark.

October 2, 2012

Rome Italy Temple
As the 4-year anniversary of the announcement of the Rome Italy Temple nears, Saints everywhere continue to watch with great anticipation as this House of the Lord rises in The Eternal City.

August 21, 2012

Framing for the Rome Italy Temple Grows Taller
In a city dotted with some of the world's most famous landmarks, a landmark for the Latter-day Saint people rises on the northeastern outskirts: the Rome Italy Temple. Newly submitted photographs show construction progress on the temple, accommodation center, and meetinghouse.

June 25, 2012

Visible Progress on All Buildings in Rome
A high-rise mall across the street from the Rome Italy Temple affords a beautiful view of the progress being made on the temple, arrival center, visitors' center, and stake center, clearly labeled in the accompanying photograph in Italian.

June 12, 2012

Rome Italy Temple Progress
At the Rome Italy Temple construction site, marked progress has been made on the temple, arrival center, and visitors' center. Work has also begun on the meetinghouse. View a video update.

May 9, 2012

Rome Italy Temple Grows Taller
Framing is progressing steadily on the Rome Italy Temple, which has reached the full height of the occupiable space of the building. Three other buildings are under construction including a visitors' center, which is expected to feature reproductions of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue and his statues of the twelve apostles.

February 20, 2012

Update on Rome
At the Rome Italy Temple site, the most visible fixture is the rising Arrival Center. Foundation work on the temple is nearing completion, which will allow main floor framing to commence soon.

November 17, 2011

Rome Italy Temple Complex Foundation Work
Cement slabs have been laid for most of the buildings in the Rome Italy Temple complex, and plenty of rebar is rising in preparation for exterior and supporting walls. The Arrival/Accommodation Center is most visible with work on the temple seen among the Italian stone pines.

September 21, 2011

Excavation Efforts Continue at Rome Italy Temple Complex
The sound of earth movers has filled the air over the 15-acre site in northeast Rome where the Rome Italy Temple is under construction. A new tunnel has been carved out between the patron housing facility and temple excavation sites, and digging for the visitors' center and stake center has begun.

August 31, 2011

Rome Italy Temple Progress
New construction photographs of the Rome Italy Temple complex show recent progress at the site—most notably the excavation for the Arrival Center, which will provide sleeping quarters to traveling patrons and a place to freshen up before entering the temple. Excavation for the temple can be seen between the stands of Italian stone pines.

August 16, 2011

Earthmovers Continue Digging at the Rome Italy Temple Complex
A large area of excavation has been carved out at the Rome Italy Temple site where four buildings are under construction including the temple, a stake center, a patron arrival and housing facility, and a visitors' center.

July 23, 2011

Excavation for Foundation of Rome Italy Temple Begins
On Sunday, July 10, a letter from the Rome stake presidency was read in sacrament meetings announcing that construction of the Rome Italy Temple had officially begun. Since the groundbreaking, work has been limited to site activities, but excavation for the foundation is now underway.

March 16, 2011

An Elevated View of the Rome Italy Temple Site
Taken from the balcony of a high-rise building, newly posted photographs of the Rome Italy Temple site show the contours of the property, which features a gentle incline where the temple will stand. The captivating Italian stone pines on site give the property an air of reverence and majesty.

February 24, 2011

Transplanting Olive Trees at the Rome Italy Temple Site
Site preparation activities are underway at the Rome Italy Temple site where earth movers are clearing and grading the land and a beautiful stand of olive trees is being transplanted into special crates for preservation until the trees are reintegrated into the landscaping scheme.

October 23, 2010

Construction of Rome Italy Temple Complex Begins
On Saturday, October 23, ground was broken for the highly anticipated Rome Italy Temple. In conjunction with the ceremony, an official website and inspiring video presentation have been prepared, which reveal renderings and a site plan for the temple complex.

October 10, 2010

Construction to Commence on the Rome Italy Temple
President Thomas S. Monson, who announced the construction of the Rome Italy Temple two years ago, will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The temple will be built on an elevated 15-acre site in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare.

May 20, 2009

President De Feo Discusses Impact of Rome Italy Temple Annoucement
The launch of the new official radio station of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at radio.lds.org includes an exclusive interview with Rome Italy Stake President Massimo De Feo, who discusses the Church in Italy and the Saints' reaction to the Rome Italy Temple annoucement.

"I promise you that, with increased attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died."
—Ezra Taft Benson

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