The groundbreaking for the Belem Brazil Temple has been announced. Here's what you need to know

The groundbreaking for the Belem Brazil Temple will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Aug. 2.

Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area, will preside at the Belem Brazil Temple groundbreaking, according to a release from Newsroom.

While attendance at the groundbreaking will be by invitation only, it is anticipated that the services will be streamed online to local meetinghouses within the temple district.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Belem Brazil Temple in the April 2016 general conference, along with temples in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; and Lima, Peru.

The other seven temples in Brazil are the Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife and Sao Paulo temples. The Fortaleza Brazil Temple became the most recently dedicated temple in the Church on June 2.

Once construction of the Belem Brazil Temple is complete, open house and dedication dates will be announced.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Belem Brazil Temple will be the eighth temple in operation in Brazil. At present, there are seven operating temples in Brazil and the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple is already under construction.

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