Teresina Brazil Temple

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In his closing remarks at the 193rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Teresina, Brazil.

The Teresina Brazil Temple is the 9th announced temple for Brazil. Teresina is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Piauí. The inland city is located in northern Brazil. Teresina and the surrounding area have a population of nearly one million residents. The first known members of the Church of Jesus Christ to live in Brazil immigrated from Germany in 1913. Missionary work began in Brazil in 1928. In 1988, Brazil became the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes (a group of congregations, like a diocese). Today, there are nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in about 2,175 congregations. In April 2017, President Russell M. Nelson said, “Brazil is part of the heart of the Church.”[1]


The Teresina Brazil Temple will be built on a 3.60-acre site located at Av. Cajuína and Rua Pedro Conde, Noivos, Teresina, Piauí. Plans call for a temple of approximately 25,420 square feet. This will be the first temple in the northeastern state of Piauí.

Temples in Brazil


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