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Groundbreaking of the Brasília Brazil Temple

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Brasília Brazil Temple on Sept. 26, 2020. Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Brazil Area, offered a prayer dedicating the site and construction process.

The dedication of the Brasília temple is planned for Sept. 17, 2023, and will be presided over by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Timeline of the Brasília Brazil Temple

April
02
2017
Announced

President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build a temple in Brasília, Brazil, during the April 2017 general conference.

This is a picture of President Thomas S. Monson.
September
26
2020
Groundbreaking

Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Brazil Area, dedicated the site for the temple. Joining him were Elder Joaquin E. Costa and Elder Joni L. Koch of the Brazil Area presidency and Damares Alves, Brazil’s minister of Women, Family and Human Rights.

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August
05
2023
Open house

The Brasília temple will hold a public open house from Aug. 5 to Aug. 26, 2023, excluding Sundays. A media day will also be held on Aug. 1, and tours for invited guests will be given from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4.

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September
17
2023
Dedication

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the Brasília temple on Sept. 17, 2023. This will be the same day as the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the Moses Lake Washington Temple dedications.

Elder Andersen smiling and wearing a suit coat and tie.
SEE ALL Timeline of the Brasília Brazil Temple

The Brasília temple was announced April 2, 2017, by President Thomas S. Monson. The groundbreaking and site dedication were held on Sept. 26, 2020, and presided over by Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area. Elder Neil L. Andersen will dedicate the temple on Sept. 17, 2023.

Architecture and Design of the Brasília Brazil Temple

In February 2020, an official rendering of the temple’s exterior was released to the public, revealing a single-storied, roughly 25,000 square-foot building with multiple arches, paying homage to Brazil’s architectural beauty. A new meetinghouse and patron housing facility will be built alongside the temple.

The temple will be built on a six-acre site located in the Federal District of Brasília, the capital of Brazil.

Groundbreaking Photos of the Brasília Brazil Temple

Quick Facts

Announced

2 April 2017

Groundbreaking

26 September 2020

Groundbreaking presided by
Dedication

17 September 2023

DEDICATION TO BE PRESIDED BY
CURRENT PRESIDENT AND MATRON
Location

GA/Norte Quadra 612 - Lote C
Brasília, Distrito Federal
Brazil

Additional Facts

Fact #1

This will be the 10th Latter-day Saint temple built in Brazil and the first built in Distrito Federal.

Fact #2

It will be dedicated on the same day as the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the Moses Lake Washington Temple.

Fact #3

This was one of the last five temples announced by President Thomas S. Monson before he passed away.

Additional Facts

Fact #1

This will be the 10th Latter-day Saint temple built in Brazil and the first built in Distrito Federal.

Fact #2

It will be dedicated on the same day as the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the Moses Lake Washington Temple.

Fact #3

This was one of the last five temples announced by President Thomas S. Monson before he passed away.