Temple architecture

Temple of Praia Cape Verde: Open doors, planned consecration dates

Open houses and dedication plans are planned in June for the Praia Cape Verde Temple, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a press release Thursday.

An open day with public tours of the new temple, located on the island nation about 350 miles off the coast of West Africa, will begin Saturday, May 21 and run through Saturday, June 11, at excluding three Sundays from this three-week period. open house period.

A youth vigil is scheduled for Saturday, June 18.

Neil L. Andersen of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside over three temple dedication sessions on Sunday, June 19 at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.

The Praia Cape Verde Temple was one of 12 temple locations announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the October 2018 general conference.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Praia Cape Verde Temple was held on May 4, 2019, presided over by Paul V. Johnson, a General Authority Seventy who was then president of the church’s Europe Region. .

The site of the temple is located in the capital Praia on the island of Santiago. The one-story building with a spire has been described as reflecting the architectural styles of the region.

The Praia Cape Verde Temple will be the first in the nation of the 10 islands, where more than 15,500 Latter-day Saints attend more than 40 congregations, according to the church newsroom.

Previously, members in Cape Verde saved their money to travel to Madrid, Spain, or Recife, Brazil, to attend the temple.