Puebla Mexico Temple
On 7 October 2018, at the close of the 188th Semiannual general conference, Russell M. Nelson, the president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that a temple will be built in the city of Puebla, México. Puebla is a city in east-central México, southeast of Mexico City (La Ciudad de México).
The Puebla México Temple will be the 14th temple built in México. The temple will be constructed in the northwestern section of the city, just south of a highway interchange on a beautiful boulevard with a landscaped center island named 15 de Mayo. The other temples in México include the Mexico City Mexico Temple (1983), Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (1999), Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple (2000), Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple (2000), Oaxaca Mexico Temple (2000), Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple (2000), Tampico Mexico Temple (2000), Villahermosa Mexico Temple (2000), Mérida Mexico Temple (2000), Veracruz Mexico Temple (2000), Guadalajara Mexico Temple (2001), Monterrey Mexico Temple (2002), and Tijuana Mexico Temple (2015).
The official rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple was released to the public on Tuesday, 24 September 2019, in conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony announcement. Preparations are currently underway for the groundbreaking ceremony. An existing building will be demolished, and the land will be cleared at the selected site ahead of the services.
Construction on the Puebla Mexico Temple will formally begin on Saturday, 30 November 2019. Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the México Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation with the services being transmitted via the internet to stake centers in the proposed temple district.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Puebla Mexico Temple
On Saturday, 30 November 2019, Church and community leaders gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Puebla Mexico Temple, signifying the beginning of construction.
Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, a General Authority Seventy and president of the México Area, presided at the event presided and offered the dedicatory prayer. His counselors, Elder Rafael E. Pino and Elder John C. Pingree Jr., also attended. The event was transmitted via the internet to stake centers in the proposed temple district.