Goiânia Brazil Temple

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During his general conference closing remarks on October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Goiânia, Brazil. The Goiânia Brazil Temple is one of twenty newly announced temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1]

Goiânia, which has a population of around 2.9 million people, is the capital and largest city of Goiás, a state in the central-west region of Brazil. This will be the 21st temple in the country.

The first known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to live in Brazil immigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1988, Brazil became just the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes (a group of congregations, similar to a diocese). Today, there are nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in approximately 2,175 congregations.[2]


The Goiânia Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No location has been announced.


Temples in Brazil

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