Church Announces Date of Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Groundbreaking

  • 13 July 2017

Rendering of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.

Article Highlights

  • Groundbreaking will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
  • Attendance at the site will be by invitation.

The First Presidency has announced the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple groundbreaking will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be under the direction of Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy and President of the Caribbean Area.

Attendance at the site will be by invitation. It is anticipated that the services will be transmitted via the internet to Church meetinghouses within the proposed temple district.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple during general conference on April 5, 2015.

After the temple is completed, open house dates will be announced so the public can tour the temple before it is dedicated. A date for the dedication will also be announced.

There are currently 182 temples throughout the world either in operation, under construction, or announced. Three are currently being renovated, with another eight scheduled for renovation.