Salta Argentina Temple
As part of a seven-temple announcement on 1 April 2018, during the 188th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson named Salta Argentina as the location for a future temple. The Salta Argentina Temple will be the third Latter-day Saint temple constructed in the country. The other two temples are the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (1986) and the Córdoba Argentina Temple (2015).
Argentina, a country of more than 40 million people, is home to approximately 470,000 Latter-day Saints organized into over 100 stakes and districts. The Salta Argentina Temple will serve members living the Argentine Northwest who currently travel to the Córdoba to participate in temple services. The temple will be built on a large grassy field across from the airport in southern Salta.
On 5 June 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Salta Argentina Temple was released.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has also released information regarding the groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple. The groundbreaking will be held Saturday, 15 August 2020, and Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, South America South Area President, will preside at the event.
Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will follow local social distancing guidelines. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.