News Release

Groundbreaking Date Announced for Salta Argentina Temple

The Salta Argentina Temple was announced in April 2018 by President Nelson

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released information regarding the groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple.

Salta Argentina Temple
A rendering of the Salta Argentina Temple.2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The groundbreaking will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020. Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, South America South Area President, will preside at the event.

The event will follow local social distancing guidelines because of current COVID-19 restrictions. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.

The Salta Argentina Temple was announced in April 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson and will be the third temple in Argentina following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple, dedicated in 1986, and Córdoba Argentina Temple, dedicated in 2015.

The new temple will serve Latter-day Saints living in northwestern Argentina. There are more than 470,000 Latter-day Saints in the South American country of more than 40 million people.

Temples of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints are considered “houses of the Lord” where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and make promises to follow Jesus Christ and serve their fellow man.

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