Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple

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Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple
Ciudad Juarez Temple by Christine Asay.jpg
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Dedication 26 February 2000 (26 February 2000) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 1.63 acres (0.7 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Kona Hawaii Temple
Followed by Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 31°44′10.56840″N 106°27′47.55240″W / 31.7362690000°N 106.4632090000°W / 31.7362690000; -106.4632090000 The Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple is the 71st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[1][2]

The Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple is located in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua,[3][4] and serves about 12,000 church members in northern Mexico and the adjacent U.S. state of Texas.[1][5][6] About 1,700 members attended the groundbreaking ceremony on January 9, 1999, and after the temple was completed over 25,000 people attended a week-long open house.[1][7] LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Ciudad Juárez Temple on February 26–27, 2000,[2][8] and the dedication ceremonies were attended by approximately 8,100 members from El Paso and Juarez.[7]

The Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple has a white marble veneer, a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple". LDSChurchTemples.com. 
  2. ^ a b c "A complete list of Mormon temples, Ciudad Juarez Mexico". Deseret News. March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Silva, Guadalupe (February 18, 2000), "Temple rises in Juarez: Mormons welcome creation of spiritual center", El Paso Times (NewsBank paywall): 1D 
  4. ^ Hart, John L. (February 10, 2001), "Resolute LDS in Ciudad Juarez", Church News 
  5. ^ Askar, Jamshid (December 30, 2009), "Despite danger, El Paso Latter-day Saints cross border to attend the temple", Church News 
  6. ^ Ramos, Gustavo (September 7, 2011), "LDS members in Mexico confront violence with hope and faith", The Universe (BYU) 
  7. ^ a b Hart, John L. (March 4, 2000), "Juarez Temple is an island of calm in bustling city", Church News 
  8. ^ "Ciudad Juarez Mexico Temple". Church News. 

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