World Briefs


Quetzaltenango Temple Open House, Dedication Announced

To celebrate the dedication of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, youth of the Church in the country will participate in a cultural music and dance presentation on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Then on Sunday, December 11, 2011, the temple will be dedicated in three sessions, which will be broadcast to all units in Guatemala.

Following the dedication, the temple will open for ordinances on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

Church Hopes to Build Temple in France

President Thomas S. Monson announced in July that the Church hopes to build its first temple in France on property on the outskirts of Paris.

The Church has been working for many months with local officials.

There have been several previous attempts to find a suitable site for a French temple, but none were finalized. French members of the Church wishing to visit a temple usually travel to neighboring European countries.

New Format for Audio Scriptures Increases Accessibility

The Church has released an audio version of the LDS standard works for download on iTunes in audiobook (called “enhanced audio content” on iTunes) or MP3 format.

The audio version of the full standard works is available in English and Spanish, and the audio versions of the Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean triple combinations are also available.

To access these new resources, go to the scriptures section of the Church’s channel at iTunes.lds.org.