Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Map of Temple Site
3 October 2009
15 November 2011 by
David A. Bednar
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Announced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009.
[1 ] Ground was broken on the seventh temple in Brazil by David A. Bednar on November 15, 2011. [2 ] [3 ]
Fortaleza Brazil Temple is a planned temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to be constructed in Fortaleza, Brazil. The announcement was made by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 3, 2009, during the church's semi-annual general conference. The temple was announced concurrently with the [4 ] Brigham City Utah, Concepción Chile, Fort Lauderdale Florida and Sapporo Japan temples. At the time, they brought the total number of temples worldwide to 151 and this will be the seventh temple in Brazil.
As of May 2014, government approval has been granted for the redesigned plans for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple with permission to begin construction. A general contractor is being hired to commence with full-scale operations. Although a groundbreaking ceremony was held in November 2011, the original double-tower design of the temple was denied due to nonconformance to the city plan, leading to the decision to redesign.
New Design of the Fortaleza Temple
Ground was broken by
David A. Bednar on November 15, 2011. [5 ] [6 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference, '" , October 3, 2009 Deseret News , retrieved 2012-11-06 .
^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News , retrieved 2012-11-06 .
^ "Ground Broken for Fortaleza Brazil Temple", Newsroom (News Release) (LDS Church), November 15, 2011 , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), November 15, 2011 , retrieved 2012-11-06
^ Garcia, Nei; Weaver, Sarah Jane (November 19, 2011), "Work begins in Fortaleza, Brazil", Church News , retrieved 2012-11-06
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