SALVADOR, Brazil, May 4, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released an artist’s rendering of the planned Salvador Brazil Temple, and revealed the month of the groundbreaking.
The groundbreaking is set for August of this year. An exact date has not been released.
A news release issued by the Church does say that Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, Brazil Area President, will preside over the event. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only because of current local COVID-19 guidelines.
Brazil is home to over 1.4 million LDS Church members spread throughout more than 2,100 congregations. There are 13 temples in Brazil either announced, under construction or are in use, the statement says. Dedicated temples in use include temples located in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife and São Paulo. A temple has also been completed and is preparing to be dedicated in Rio de Janeiro.
There are temples under construction in Belém and Brasília, and temples announced for Belo Horizonte and São Paulo East.