First Presidency announces Congo temple open house and dedication dates

The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple in Africa.

The free public open house will begin Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and continue through Saturday, March 30, 2019, except for the Sundays of March 17 and 24.

Dedicatory services will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, and a youth devotional with Church leadership is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2019. It will be broadcast to all congregations of the Church in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple District. Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced at a future date.

This will be the fourth operating temple in Africa. The three other temples currently operating are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Accra, Ghana; and Aba, Nigeria. The Durban South Africa Temple is under construction. Plans have been announced to build temples in Harare, Zimbabwe; Nairobi, Kenya; and the Abidjan Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).

In October 2011 general conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The groundbreaking ceremony for the temple was held on Feb. 12, 2016, led by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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