Luanda Angola Temple
The Luanda Angola Temple was among the twenty temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the closing session of the October 2023 General Conference. When it is completed, it will be the first temple in Angola. Twenty-five temples are operating, under construction, or announced on the African continent.
Angola is a Portuguese-speaking nation located in southwestern Africa. The port city of Luanda is the nation’s capital and largest metropolitan area, with an estimated 9.3 million residents. Latter-day Saints have been present in Angola since 1985. The first congregation was organized in 1996 in Luanda. Today, Angola is home to nearly 5,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 20 congregations.
The first chapel built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Angolan soil was dedicated on December 8, 2023, and will serve as a stake center and place of worship for three wards.
Members of the Church in the African nation have met in borrowed or rented buildings for the past 38 years.
Currently, the nearest temple for most Angolan Latter-day Saints is the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.
The Luanda Angola Temple is currently in the planning stages. No location has been announced.
Temples in Africa
- Aba Nigeria Temple
- Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple
- Accra Ghana Temple
- Antananarivo Madagascar Temple
- Beira Mozambique Temple
- Benin City Nigeria Temple
- Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Temple
- Calabar Nigeria Temple
- Cape Coast Ghana Temple
- Cape Town South Africa Temple
- Durban South Africa Temple
- Eket Nigeria Temple
- Freetown Sierra Leone Temple
- Harare Zimbabwe Temple
- Johannesburg South Africa Temple
- Kananga Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
- Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
- Kumasi Ghana Temple
- Lagos Nigeria Temple
- Luanda Angola Temple
- Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
- Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
- Monrovia Liberia Temple
- Nairobi Kenya Temple
- Praia Cape Verde Temple