The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Venezuela

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As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 150,017 members in 29 stakes and eight districts, 274 Congregations (192 wards[1] and 82 branches[1]), four missions, and one temple in Venezuela.[2][3]

History[edit]

Missions[edit]

2014 removal of missionaries[edit]

On March 17, 2014, the LDS Church announced it would be removing the 152 missionaries in Venezuela and sending them to other missions in South America, the church announced Monday, due to political unrest.[4] In February and March, riot police have clashed with anti-government demonstrators, with more than two dozen people killed.[5]

Temples[edit]

Caracas Venezuela Temple.jpg

96. Caracas Venezuela edit

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Caracas, DC, Venezuela
30 September 1995
20 August 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
10°28′15.05639″N 66°50′14.25480″W / 10.4708489972°N 66.8372930000°W / 10.4708489972; -66.8372930000 (Caracas Venezuela Temple)
15,332 sq ft (1,424 m2) on a 0.5 acre (0.2 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Taller de Arquitectura and Church A&E Services

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  2. ^ Venezuela, "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country", Newsroom (LDS Church), retrieved 2012-10-18 
  3. ^ "Country information: Venezuela", Church News Online Almanac (Deseret News), February 1, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  4. ^ Alberty, Erin (17 March 2014). "LDS Church moving missionaries out of Venezuela". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Police clash in Venezuela with anti-government protesters". BBC news. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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