Groundbreaking for Puebla Mexico Temple announced

The groundbreaking for the Puebla Mexico Temple will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Sept. 24.

Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the Mexico Area, will preside at the groundbreaking. Attendance will be by invitation only, though the services are planned to be transmitted to stake centers within the proposed temple district.

President Russell M. Nelson announced the Puebla Mexico Temple in October 2018 general conference, along with eleven other temples. The temple in Puebla will be the 14th in Mexico, which has more than 1.4 million Church members in over 1,800 congregations.

According to Newsroom, the Church now totals 209 temples worldwide that are operating, undergoing construction or renovation, or have been announced.