Torreón México Temple

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Torreón México Temple rendering. ©2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

On 4 April 2021, at the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Torreón Mexico Temple. This will be Mexico’s 16th temple.

Torreón is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila with a population of about 635,000 people. The other temples in Mexico include the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple (under construction), Querétaro Mexico Temple (planning phase, site location unknown), Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple, and the Villahermosa Mexico Temple.

México is home to approximately 1.5 million Latter-day Saints, more than any other country outside the United States, and 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.

The Torreón Mexico Temple will be constructed on a 0.89-acre site at the corner of Paris and Amsterdam Streets in the city of Gómez Palacio. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet. The temple will serve more than 32,000 Latter-day Saints.

An official exterior rendering of the Torreón Mexico Temple was released on 23 September 2021. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temples in Mexico