Recife Brazil Temple

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Recife Brazil Temple
Recife Brazile Temple by denalidog - Alan.jpg
Number 101 edit data
Dedication 15 December 2000 (15 December 2000) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 5.59 acres (2.3 hectares)
Floor area 37,200 sq ft (3,460 m2)
Preceded by Boston Massachusetts Temple
Followed by Porto Alegre Brazil Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 8°2′11.00400″S 34°54′40.04280″W / 8.0363900000°S 34.9111230000°W / -8.0363900000; -34.9111230000

The Recife Brazil Temple is the 101st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The Recife Brazil Temple sits on 5.59 acres (2.26 ha) in the city of Recife, capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, shaded by mango trees and towering royal palms, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The temple exterior is finished with Asa branca granite from Brazil and features a single spire topped with a gold statue of the angel Moroni. This temple is larger than many LDS temples built during the same time in order to accommodate the 137,500 members of the church in northern Brazil. Previously, the closest temple was in São Paulo.

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley, during a visit to members and missionaries in Brazil, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony on 11 November 1996. During the open house held prior to the dedication, 78,386 visitors toured the temple. Hinckley and James E. Faust each conducted two dedicatory sessions for the Recife Brazil Temple on 15 December 2000. More than 7,000 people attended.

The Recife Brazil Temple has a total of 37,200 square feet (3,460 m2), two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

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