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The 133 temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson range from the 15 freshly announced on Sunday to three already open and operating. See a quick-read list below for the construction status of each temple.

One of those temples is in the open house phase right now.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin called the Richmond Virginia Temple “a magnificent building” after his own recent tour.

“It’s particularly fitting that the temple opens in Virginia, the first state to forge religious freedom into the fabric of our nation,” he said. “May this temple be a lasting symbol to all Virginians of our collective legacy of true religious freedom, and give the Latter-day Saint community across Virginia and around the world a central location to practice their faith.”

Youngkin said the new temple’s architect was a callback to the enshrinement of religious freedom at the American founding.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote in the statute of religious freedom that God created the mind free, and that all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion,” he said. “Today, the past meets present. … It is amazing to see the interwoven nature of this in this magnificent temple. Jeffersonian principles. Jeffersonian architecture ... pillars inspired by Monticello.

“You will see this blending present itself all over. There’s even a painting of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, which we stopped for a moment and just absorbed.”

The governor urged Virginians to tour the temple during the open house.

“May God bless all of those who enter it and all of those who come forth from it,” he said.

Below is a list of the temples President Nelson has announced since April 2018.

Of the 133:

3 are dedicated and operating

  • Yigo Guam Temple: Dedicated May 22, 2022, by Elder David A. Bednar.
  • Praia Cape Verde Temple: Dedicated June 19, 2022, by Elder Neil L. Andersen.
  • San Juan Puerto Rico Temple: Dedicated Jan. 15, 2023, by Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

1 has an open house in progress and will be dedicated next month

4 are scheduled for open house and dedication

  • Helena Montana Temple: Open house May 18-June 3, excluding Sundays. Dedication scheduled June 18, with Elder Gary E. Stevenson to preside.
  • Moses Lake Washington Temple: — Open house Aug. 4-19, excluding Sundays. Dedication scheduled Sept. 17, 2023, with Elder Quentin L. Cook to preside.
  • Bentonville Arkansas TempleOpen house June 17-July 1, excluding Sundays. Dedication scheduled Sept. 17, 2023, with Elder David A. Bednar to preside.
  • Feather River California Temple: Open house Aug. 19-Sept. 9, excluding Sundays. Dedication scheduled Oct. 8, with Elder Ulisses Soares to preside.

4 have scheduled groundbreaking ceremonies

  • Port Vila Vanuatu Temple: Groundbreaking scheduled for April 8.
  • Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple: Groundbreaking scheduled for April 22.
  • Montpelier Idaho Temple: Groundbreaking scheduled for June 17.
  • Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple: Groundbreaking scheduled for June 17.

42 are under construction


  • Puebla Mexico Temple: Ground broken Nov. 30, 2019.


  • Layton Utah Temple: Ground broken May 23, 2020.
  • Auckland New Zealand Temple: Ground broken June 13, 2020.
  • San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple: Ground broken Sept. 5, 2020.
  • Orem Utah Temple: Ground broken Sept. 5, 2020.
  • Taylorsville Utah Temple: Ground broken Oct. 31, 2020.
  • Salta Argentina Temple: Ground broken Nov. 4, 2020.
  • Red Cliffs Utah Temple: Ground broken Nov. 7, 2020.
  • Davao Philippines Temple: Ground broken Nov. 14, 2020.
  • Cobán Guatemala Temple: Ground broken Nov. 14, 2020.
  • McAllen Texas Temple: Ground broken Nov. 22, 2020.
  • Antofagasta Chile Temple: Ground broken Nov. 27, 2020.
  • Bengaluru India Temple: Ground broken Dec. 2, 2020.
  • Okinawa Japan Temple: Ground broken Dec. 5, 2020.
  • Mendoza Argentina Temple: Ground broken Dec. 17, 2020.


  • Deseret Peak Utah Temple: Ground broken May 15, 2021.
  • Tallahassee Florida Temple: Ground broken June 5, 2021.
  • Syracuse Utah Temple: Ground broken June 12, 2021.
  • Salvador Brazil Temple: Ground broken Aug. 7, 2021.
  • Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple: Ground broken Aug. 21, 2021.
  • Neiafu Tonga Temple: Ground broken Sept. 11, 2021.
  • Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Ground broken Sept. 18, 2021.
  • Casper Wyoming Temple: Ground broken Oct. 9, 2021.
  • Pago Pago American Samoa Temple: Ground broken Oct. 31, 2021.
  • Bacolod Philippines Temple: Ground broken Dec. 11, 2021.


  • Freetown Sierra Leone Temple: Ground broken March 19, 2022.
  • Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple: Ground broken April 9, 2022.
  • Grand Junction Colorado Temple: Ground broken April 16, 2022.
  • Lindon Utah Temple: Ground broken April 23, 2022.
  • Farmington New Mexico Temple: Ground broken April 30, 2022.
  • Elko Nevada Temple: Ground broken May 8, 2022.
  • Burley Idaho Temple: Ground broken June 4, 2022.
  • Smithfield Utah Temple: Ground broken June 18, 2022.
  • Yorba Linda California Temple: Ground broken June 18, 2022.
  • Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple: Ground broken Aug. 22, 2022.
  • Ephraim Utah Temple: Ground broken Aug. 27, 2022.
  • Heber Valley Utah Temple: Ground broken Oct. 8, 2022.
  • Willamette Valley Oregon Temple: Ground broken Oct. 29, 2022.
  • Managua Nicaragua Temple: Ground broken Nov. 26, 2022.
  • Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple: Ground broken Dec. 3, 2022.
  • Torreón Mexico Temple: Ground broken Dec. 10, 2022.


  • Querétaro Mexico Temple: Ground broken Jan. 7, 2023.

Of the remaining 79 temples

  • 28 have identified locations.
  • 26 are in the planning-and-design phase.
  • 15 are freshly announced.

The church is still completing temples announced prior to President Nelson’s administration. For example, the public open house for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple will begin April 15 and continue through July 8, Sundays excluded.

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About the church

President Nelson announces 15 new temples to close conference.

The Deseret News published three comprehensive lists about temples on Friday:

To read summaries of every talk on Saturday, visit this page at the Church News.

What I’m reading

“Why the pitch clock is the biggest thing to happen to MLB since ... maybe ever.” (ESPN) I’m enjoying the brisker pace of baseball games at the start of the new season. There are some kinks to work through, but the new rule is promising.

The founder of Moore’s law of advancing computer power — the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles about every two years — has died. This obit was a really interesting read.

The inventor of the Fosbury Flop, the technique every higher jumper uses today, also died recently.

The president and the athletic director of Notre Dame recently co-wrote an op-ed with a provocative headline, “College sports are a treasure. Don’t turn them into the minor leagues.” Their opinions were thought-provoking. For one thing, they want the NFL to launch a minor league. In all, they want college sports to be about students, not a temporary training ground for future pros.

Behind the scenes

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin speaks at the Richmond Virginia Temple media day on March 20, 2023.
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin speaks at the Richmond Virginia Temple media day on March 20, 2023. He encouraged people to visit the temple during its open house, which ends April 15. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sister Tracy Y. Browning of the Primary General Presidency speaks at the Richmond Virginia Temple media day on March 20, 2023.
Sister Tracy Y. Browning of the Primary General Presidency speaks at the Richmond Virginia Temple media day on March 20, 2023. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints