Plans to build a temple in Manaus, Brazil, were announced May 23 by the First Presidency in a letter to priesthood leaders. Manaus is located in northwestern Brazil, in the Amazon Basin.
The new temple will be Brazil's sixth, and is the 135th operating, under construction or announced temple of the Church.
"We are confident that this will be a blessing to the many faithful saints in this and surrounding areas who have had to travel long distances to enjoy the blessings of the temple," the letter stated. "Specific stakes to be included in the temple district will be announced at a later date."
"We commend the saints for their devotion and faithfulness, and are thankful for the blessings that will come to them through the construction of a new temple."