SALT LAKE CITY — At the end of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ semiannual general conference Sunday afternoon, church president Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 12 new temples, including one in Washington County.
The new temples will be in the following locations:
- Mendoza, Argentina.
- Salvador, Brazil.
- Yuba City, California.
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- Praia, Cape Verde.
- Yigo, Guam.
- Puebla, Mexico.
- Auckland, New Zealand.
- Lagos, Nigeria.
- Davao, Philippines.
- San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Washington County, Utah.
The exact location of the Washington County temple wasn’t announced. It will join the St. George Temple as the county’s second temple and will be the church’s 20th temple in Utah.
In addition to the announcement of 12 new temples, Nelson said pioneer generation temples would be renovated.
“With the passage of time, temples are inevitably in need of refreshing and renewal. To that end, plans are now being made to renovate and update the Salt Lake Temple and other pioneer generation temples,” he said. “Details on these projects will be shared as they are developed.”
The news brings the total number of Latter-day Saint temples operating, announced or under construction to 201. With seven temples announced during the April 2018 general conference, a total of 19 temples have been announced this year.