Four additional temples added to Phase One

Paris France Temple is included

On Monday, June 15, four additional temples were announced for Phase 1 reopening on June 22 — the Apia Samoa, Brisbane Australia, Paris France Temple and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic temples.

With the announcement of the four to resume limited husband-and-wife sealing ordinances, 93 of the 168 operational temples worldwide of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now are or will be open for limited operations.

The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple is the Church’s first Caribbean Area temple to reopen.

Related: Church Announces More Temples to Reopen

These sealings will take place Monday through Saturday by appointment only and initially will be limited to one sealing ceremony or family at a time in the temple. When the appointment is made, staff will verify that the couple lives within the approved geographic area for receiving ordinances in that temple. All government and public health directives will be observed, including restrictions related to travel and crossing of state or other regional borders, and the use of safety equipment such as masks.

After a six-week period where all temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were closed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the First Presidency announced its four-phased temple-reopening plan via a letter sent to general and local leaders

The following four temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 22, 2020, bringing to date a total of 93 temples reopening:

  • Apia Samoa Temple
  • Brisbane Australia Temple
  • Paris France Temple
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple

See a full list of temples and their current status.

Source: Church Newsroom.

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