João Pessoa Brazil Temple

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On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in João Pessoa, Brazil. The João Pessoa Brazil Temple is the 22nd announced temple for Brazil.[1]

João Pessoa is a port city in northeastern Brazil, about 75 miles north of Recife. The city is the largest in Paraíba state. 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 João Pessoa Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. This sacred house of the Lord will be built on a 3.9-acre site located at Rua Paulino Pinto and Avenida Ministro José Américo de Almeida in the Cabo Branco neighborhood. Plans call for a temple of approximately 18,850 square feet.


Temples in Brazil

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