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President Nelson announces 6 new Latter-day Saint temples, including 1 in Lindon, Utah 

By Lauren Bennett, | Updated - Oct. 4, 2020 at 4:27 p.m. | Posted - Oct. 4, 2020 at 3:55 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build six new Latter-day Saint temples, including one in Lindon, Utah.

The announcement came during the Sunday afternoon session of church’s 190th Semiannual General Conference.

The 96-year-old leader announced the church’s intention to build temples in the following locations:

  • Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Lindon, Utah
  • Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Sao Paulo East, Brazil
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia

The Lindon temple will be the 25th temple, including those being built and those announced, in the Beehive State.

In a Facebook post, Lindon City officials said they look forward to working with the church to construct a temple in the city. While the exact location hasn’t yet been announced, officials said they are anxiously awaiting that formal announcement as well.

With Sunday’s announcement, the church now has 230 total temples announced, under construction or operating.

Since becoming president of the church in 2018, President Nelson has announced the construction of 49 new temples worldwide.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church announced the closure of all its temples in March. In May, the church began a phased reopening of temples.

Of Utah’s temples that were closed due to the pandemic — not for unrelated construction — 14 are in the limited second reopening phase, with just the Monticello Utah Temple remaining in the first phase.

Lauren Bennett

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