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 México 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 Torreón Mexico Temple will serve a city that is home to about 1.5 million people and among the 10 largest metropolitan areas in Durango, Mexico, made up of the cities of Torreón; Coahuila; Gómez Palacio, where the temple will be located; and Lerdo.

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 México 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 México Temple was released on 23 September 2021.

Ground Broken for the Torreón Mexico Temple

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Ground was broken in Durango, Mexico on Saturday, December 10, for the Torreón Mexico Temple. Elder Hugo Montoya, president of the Mexico Area, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony.

The event was attended by representatives of municipal, local and state governments; special guests, such as the organization Mujeres Salvando Mujeres; members of the media and Latter-day Saints.

In his dedicatory remarks, Elder Montoya said, “This building, as you can see, will be beautiful. [It will be] made with high-quality materials and built with the highest standards. However, it is not the building itself that allows us to feel joy but what takes place inside the building, which are ordinances and covenants.”

Elder Montoya and several invited guests participated in the ceremonial turning of the dirt, formally marking the beginning of the temple’s construction.

Temples in Mexico

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