Ground broken for the Puebla Mexico Temple

Church and community leaders gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Puebla Mexico Temple on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Mexico Area, presided at the event. His counselors, Elder Rafael E. Pino and Elder John C. Pingree Jr., also attended.

Members of the Mexico Area Presidency are from left to right Elder John C. Pingree Jr., second counselor and his wife, Anne; Elder Rafael E. Pino, first counselor and his wife, Patricia; and Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, Mexico Area president and his wife, Silvia. They are standing by the rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
Members of the Mexico Area Presidency are from left to right Elder John C. Pingree Jr., second counselor and his wife, Anne; Elder Rafael E. Pino, first counselor and his wife, Patricia; and Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, Mexico Area president and his wife, Silvia. They are standing by the rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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.

The Church currently has 217 temples around the globe that are operating, undergoing construction or renovation, or have been announced.

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