President Monson Breaks Ground in Rome

President Thomas S. Monson broke ground for the Rome Italy Temple on October 23, 2010. Announced in 2008, the 40,000-square-foot (3,700 square meter) temple will be the twelfth in Europe and the first in Italy. The 15-acre (6 ha) site will include a meetinghouse, a visitors’ center, a family history center, and patron housing.

Temple Underway in Córdoba, Argentina

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles broke ground for a temple in Córdoba, Argentina, on October 30, 2010. The site was home to one of the Church’s earliest chapels in Argentina. “How wonderful that its final purpose will be to embrace the house of the Lord,” said Elder Andersen. The temple will be the second in Argentina, with the first in Buenos Aires.

Ground Broken in Gilbert, Arizona

Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Presidency of the Seventy broke ground for the Gilbert Arizona Temple on November 13, 2010. The Gilbert Arizona Temple will be Arizona’s fourth temple. A fifth has been announced for Phoenix, Arizona.