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LDS church announces groundbreakings for two new temples

LDS church announces groundbreakings for two new temples
Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 14:20:40-05
Groundbreakings for Kinshasa and Barranquilla Mormon temples set for early 2016. © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Groundbreakings for Kinshasa and Barranquilla Mormon temples set for early 2016. © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced new temple groundbreakings on two continents are scheduled for February, in Africa and South America.

The two new temples will start construction in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

So far, there is no official word from the church on whether missionaries will be sent to those locations.

Information from MormonNewsroom.org: 

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple : The groundbreaking for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016.

Africa currently has three temples in operation — in Ghana, Johannesburg and Nigeria — and two others have been announced in the Ivory Coast and Durban, South Africa.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple: The groundbreaking for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

This will be the second temple in the South American nation. The first one is located in Bogota.

After completion, open house dates will be announced so the public can tour the temples before they are dedicated.

Dates for dedication will also be announced.

The Church currently has 148 temples in operation.

For more information about temples, visit www.mormontemples.org.

This site will provide specific information about the Kinshasa DR Congo and Barranquilla Colombia Temples as it becomes available.