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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds small groundbreaking ceremony for Layton temple

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Posted at 10:42 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 13:06:59-04

LAYTON, Utah — A small groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday for a new temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In a statement released by Irene Caso, spokesperson for the church, leaders determined a traditional groundbreaking for the Layton Utah temple with invited guests was not prudent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The First Presidency assigned the Utah Area Presidency to conduct a small-scale groundbreaking so that construction could proceed.

A recording of the proceedings will be available next week.