Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple

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Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
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Dedication 11 December 2011 (11 December 2011) by
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Site 6.47 acres (2.6 hectares)
Floor area 21,085 sq ft (1,959 m2)
Preceded by San Salvador El Salvador Temple
Followed by Kansas City Missouri Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 14°50′41″N 91°32′23″W / 14.84472°N 91.53972°W / 14.84472; -91.53972 The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the second temple built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Guatemala. It was the fifth temple of the church in Central America. Construction of the temple was announced by church president Gordon B. Hinckley on December 16, 2006, and construction commenced following a groundbreaking ceremony on March 14, 2009. The temple open house was held from November 11–26, 2011.[3] The temple was dedicated on December 11, 2011 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the church's First Presidency and was the first temple dedicated by Uchtdorf.[4][5]

The temple is located in the western part of the city, near the Parque Zoológico Minerva.

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  1. ^ Moore, Carrie A. (December 17, 2006), "Ground broken for LDS temple", Deseret Morning News, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  2. ^ Swensen, Jason (December 11, 2011), "Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple: 'This temple will bring eternal families to this place and country'", Church News, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  3. ^ "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), May 20, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), December 11, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Swensen, Jason (December 11, 2011), "Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple: 'This temple will bring eternal families to this place and country'", Church News, retrieved 2012-10-15 

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