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 Argentina Temple 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.
Date of the Salta Argentina Temple Grounbreaking Reset
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released updated information regarding the groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a second postponement has been announced for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Salta Argentina Temple. The service was originally announced for 15 August 2020 and then postponed until 9 October 2020, but it is now anticipated to take place in November 2020. The specific day was not released.
The event will follow local social distancing guidelines because of current COVID-19 restrictions. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.