Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
At the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 April 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced Brazil's thirteenth temple. The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will be the first temple built in Minas Gerais.
The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will join the Belém Brazil Temple (under construction), Brasília Brazil Temple (under construction), Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple (completed and preparing to be dedicated), São Paulo Brazil Temple, São Paulo Brazil East Temple (announced, site location unknown), and the Salvador Brazil Temple.
There are more than 1.4 million members of the Church in more than 2,100 congregations in Brazil. Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city and economic hub of the country. The first known Latter-day Saint to live in Brazil emigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1986, Brazil became the third country outside of the United States to have 50 stakes.
The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will be constructed on an 11.8-acre site on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 27,000 square feet.
On 23 September 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple was released. No groundbreaking date has been announced.