Dedication Announced for Panama City Temple

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    The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Panama City Panama Temple, the 127th operating temple worldwide.

    The temple, which is the first in Panama, will open to the public on July 11, 2008, and will remain open until July 26, excluding Sundays. A cultural celebration will take place on August 9 before the four dedicatory sessions scheduled for Sunday, August 10, 2008. The temple will open for ordinances on Monday, August 11.

    Construction began in October 2005 after Elder Spencer V. Jones of the Seventy, then President of the Central America Area, broke ground. The temple was announced in August 2002. There are approximately 22,000 members in seven stakes and three districts in Panama.