Mexico City Benemerito Mexico Temple

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On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Mexico City Benemérito Mexico Temple. This will be the 19th temple in Mexico and second in Mexico City.

The temple will be built on the grounds of the current Mexico Missionary Training Center and the Church’s former Benemérito del las Americas school. The Mexico City Benemérito Temple will be located at Tenayuca-Chalmita 828, Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero in the capital city. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet.

The Benemérito grounds have a rich history for Mexican Latter-day Saints. Founded in 1964 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, El Centro Escolar Benemérito de las Américas was a high school until 2013, when it was converted to serve as a Missionary Training Center for Spanish-language missionaries.

The campus is located about 10 miles from the Mexico City Mexico Temple. Nearly 9 million people reside in Mexico City alone making it one of the largest in Latin America. The country is home to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in more than 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.[1]

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