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Córdoba Argentina

Cordoba Argentina Temple

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Description

The Córdoba Argentina Temple is  in the Villa Belgrano neighborhood of Córdoba, Argentina. The Córdoba temple is the second in Argentina, after the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple.

History

Announcement

The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on 4 October 2008, during the church’s 178th Semiannual General Conference. [1]

A later press release indicated that the temple would be built adjacent to the Argentina Córdoba Mission headquarters at the site of one of the first Chapels in Cordoba.[2][3]

Groundbreaking

The groundbreaking was October 30, 2010, presided over by Neil L. Andersen, who was accompanied by Walter F. Gonzalez, Mervyn B. Arnold, and Marcos A. Aidukaitis.[4]

Open House

A public open house was held from Friday, 17 April 2015, through Saturday, 2 May 2015, excluding Sundays (a total of 14 days.) An Estimated 49,000 attended the open house, an average of 3,500 per day.[3]

Cultural Celebration

The temple dedication was preceded by a cultural celebration Saturday evening in the Orfeo Superdome in Córdoba, Argentina. [3]

Dedication

The Temple was dedicated on Sunday 17 May 2015 by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (as second councilor, First Presidency.) He was accompanied by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy and the executive director of the Church Temple Department; Elders Walter F. Gonzalez, Jorge F. Zeballos, and Francisco J. Vinas, the South America South area presidency; and temple president and matron, President and Sister Mario Cecilio Cristóbal and Vilma Marta Cattaneo de Romero. [3]

 

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  1. [1]Monson, Thomas M, Welcome to Conference,” LDS.org, 4 October 2008. accessed 16 October 20016
  2. [2]New Temple Site Locations Announced“, Mormon Newsroom, October 7, 2008, retrieved 2012-10-29
  3. [3]Church Dedicates Córdoba Argentina Temple: The second temple in Argentina and 145th in the World“, Newsroom, LDS Church, 17 May 2015. accessed 16 October 2016
  4. [4]Swensen, Jason, “Ground is broken for Cordoba Argentina Temple“, Church News, 2 November 2010. accessed 16 October 2016

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