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Church announces temple to be built in Heber Valley

Associated Press

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it will build a temple in the Heber Valley.

At today’s semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City, President Russell Nelson said the church would build 13 new temples in total, including four in the United States. Those will also be in Cody, Wyoming; Rexburg, Idaho and Fort Worth, Texas.

“At this point, limited information is available beyond the intent to build a temple in the announced area. More information will be offered as the Church moves forward,” said Doug Andersen, director of media relations for the church. “At the appropriate time, the Church will convey pertinent information such as specific site locations, groundbreaking dates and construction details for each of these newly announced temples or temple renovations.”

Outside the U.S., new temples included in the announcement will be in Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Taiwan, the Phillippines, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar.

Nelson also announced the church will reconstruct the temple in Provo after the dedication, or formal opening, of the Orem temple.

As of today, the number of newly announced temples during Nelson's tenure as president is 83.

Most recently, Nelson declared 20 new temples would be built in the April General Conference, 11 in other countries and nine in the U.S., including one in Smithfield, Utah. In a special announcement in July, he said a new one would be built in Ephraim.

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