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CEBU CITY, Philippines -- President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the Cebu Philippines Temple Sunday.
President Monson called the Church's 133rd temple "a beacon on the hill" and thanked the Filipino people for the sacrifices they made during World War II.
LDS missionary work in the Philippines started in 1961, and three of the country's earliest missionaries attended Sunday's dedication.
The new temple will serve about 200,000 Church members living in the southern part of the Philippines.