Rome Italy Temple Open House and Dedication

  • January 28–February 16, March 10–12, 2019
Date
January 28–February 16, March 10–12, 2019
Location
Rome, Italy

Artist rendering of the Rome Italy Temple and the surrounding area.

Article Highlights

  • Open house: January 28–February 16, 2019
  • Youth devotional: March 9
  • Dedication: March 10–12

The First Presidency has announced the dates for the open house, youth devotional, and dedication of the Rome Italy Temple.

The public is invited to a free open house from Monday, January 28, through Saturday, February 16, except for February 3 and 10. A youth devotional on Saturday, March 9, will be broadcast to all units in the Rome Italy Temple district. The temple will then be dedicated on Sunday, March 10, through Tuesday, March 12.

Make reservations for the open house or dedication on lds.org/temples/open-houses.

President Russell M. Nelson, world leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said, “The sacred ordinances performed in this holy temple will unite families for eternity. God loves all His children equally and has provided a way for them to be linked in love, generation to generation. We are thrilled to be able to dedicate a temple in this city replete with historical importance throughout the ages.”

When the Rome Italy Temple was announced in October 2008, the news was met with awe and thanksgiving by members of the Church in Italy and thousands of others throughout the world. Like all Christians, Latter-day Saints revere Rome as one of the most historic locations in the world, a biblical city where the ancient apostles Peter and Paul preached the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Construction began on the three-story, 40,000-square-foot building on October 23, 2010, when Church President Thomas S. Monson, along with Church and local community leaders, participated in the traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

The Rome Temple sits on 14.5 acres located in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare. The temple is part of a 15-acre religious and cultural center that will include a multifunctional meetinghouse, a visitors’ center, a family history center, and housing for visitors. The temple exterior is constructed from granite with decorative glazing. The interior finish is of the finest material and workmanship: marble, woodwork and decorative painting.

The temple will serve over 23,000 Church members living in Italy and in neighboring countries. Currently there are 159 operating temples worldwide, including 12 in Europe.

The temple will be open for ordinances on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Construction continues on the Rome Italy Temple.

Aerial rendering of the Rome Italy Temple, Religious and Cultural Center.

In addition to the Rome Italy Temple, a complex is being constructed with a visitors’ center, a meetinghouse, a family history center and housing for visitors. A public open house will begin in January 2019.

In addition to the Rome Italy Temple, a complex is being constructed with a visitors’ center, a meetinghouse, a family history center and housing for visitors. A public open house will begin in January 2019.

The 15-acre complex on which the Rome Italy Temple sits includes housing for visitors coming to the temple.

The angel Moroni was placed on top of the Rome Italy Temple March 27, 2017.

The angel Moroni was placed on top of the Rome Italy Temple March 27, 2017.


In addition to the Rome Italy Temple, a complex is being constructed with a visitors’ center, a meetinghouse, a family history center and housing for visitors. A public open house will begin in January 2019.