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The geographic breakdowns, firsts, multiples and more of the temples President Nelson has announced in less than five years.

Many Latter-day Saints worldwide reacted to the new temple locations with tears of joy. Here’s what they said.

President Russell M. Nelson closed the October 2022 general conference with an invitation to “focus on the temple.”

The Salt Lake Temple’s north addition and south-end guest building are taking shape, with plazas getting extreme makeovers.

Maps for United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific areas show status of each temple.

Construction is underway where the South Visitors’ Center once stood.

The Salt Lake Temple is closed for construction but many places are open in the five city blocks around it, with events, activities and tours.

Media, dignitaries commented about their impressions of walking through the temple prior to its Oct. 16 rededication.

Elder Andersen prayed for the drought-stricken islands in his June 19 dedicatory prayer — and the rains have continued.

Initially announced as “Rexburg North,” the recently renamed temple will be the city’s second.

First Presidency announced Oct. 8 groundbreaking date, with Elder Duncan to preside.

Scott Taylor shares his memories and “saudades” on the 3-year anniversary of the Lisbon Portugal Temple dedication.

The temple will close in 2023, with square footage increasing from the current 16,366 to approximately 31,000.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson will dedicate the temple on Jan. 15, 2023.

The open house runs through Sept. 17, with the renovated temple to be rededicated on Oct. 16.

Flames on the upper floor resulted in little fire damage, but the temple suffered extensive smoke damage throughout.

From going to the Swiss Temple as a youth to being a temple worker in the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, Holly Richardson shares why she has a deep love of the temple and its power in her life.

The Logan Utah Temple was dedicated in May 1884 by President John Taylor. Read other interesting facts to learn about the history of Logan Utah Temple.

President Dallin H. Oaks recalled attending the dedication of the Rome temple with other senior Church leaders.

First Presidency announces projected closure for October 2023.

Rain interrupting the sacred ceremony was the ‘tears of joy’ of those who established the community, participants say.

President Russell M. Nelson has consistently reached out to members and others during the COVID-19 pandemic through prayer, concern and attention

Part of the seismic upgrade, crews dig by hand under the foundation so 96 pipes 4 feet round and 20-40 feet long can be inserted.

See photos from construction, open house and dedication in the late ‘50s and the temple’s interior and exterior after renovation.

Images were released prior to the Oct. 16 rededication by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and the public open house beginning this week.

Aug. 20 groundbreaking of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple drew dozens of government, community and interfaith leaders.

Read 9 Church News stories from the week of Aug. 14-20 in this week in review.

President Nelson, Elder Cook and Sister Wright share their experiences during the Washington D.C. Temple rededication

A few personal experiences over a half-century include youth, post-mission and family visits — and a memorable power outage.

Following is the text of the prayer offered by President Russell M. Nelson to rededicate the Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.