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LDS President Announces 20 New Temples, Including Second In Cache Valley


Speaking at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 191st Annual General Conference on Sunday, President Russell Nelson announced plans for 20 new temples across the globe — including one in Smithfield, Utah. Other newly announced temple locations include Cape Town, Africa, Torreon, Mexico, Vienna, Austria, Singapore, Republic of Singapore and Burley, Idaho. The announcement of the 20 new temples is the second-most at one time in the church’s history, following the announcement of 32 temples from then-president Gordon B. Hinckley,  according to KSL.


David Bednar, a member of the church’s quorum of the 12 apostles,  said there have been obvious “construction disruptions because of the pandemic.” But, he also added that relatively few of the temples are behind schedule.


The Smithfield temple will be the 26th temple announced or under construction in Utah.