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Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Manaus Brazil Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

Latest News

June 10, 2012

President Uchtdorf Dedicates Brazil's Sixth Temple
The 138th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated today in the city of Manaus, Brazil—the largest city in the Amazon. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency presided over the three dedicatory sessions.

June 6, 2012

Manaus Brazil Temple Open House Concludes
During the two-week public open house of the Manaus Brazil Temple, over 42,000 people toured the interior of the majestic edifice. The temple is the sixth to be constructed in Brazil with a seventh being erected in the city of Fortaleza.

May 16, 2012

Manaus Brazil Temple Opens to Public on Friday
On Friday, May 18, the doors of the Manaus Brazil Temple open to the public for an open house that continues through June 2, 2012 (excluding Sundays). The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, June 10, in three sessions. Follow this link to preview the interior the temple.

April 30, 2012

Soon-to-be-Dedicated Temple Is All Aglow in Manaus, Brazil
"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light, and whatsoever is light is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus Christ" (D&C 84:45). Beautiful exterior lighting illuminates Brazil's sixth temple that stands in the Amazon rainforest on the Rio Negro. The lighting symbolizes the light of truth and Spirit of the Lord that emanates from the sacred structure. A public open house for the temple begins in less than three weeks.

February 24, 2012

Manaus Brazil Temple Open House and Dedication
The First Presidency has announced that the open house of the Manaus Brazil Temple will be held Friday, May 18, through Saturday, June 2, 2012 (except Sundays). The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

January 4, 2012

Installation of Exterior Lighting at the Manaus Brazil Temple
Rising on Estrada da Ponta Negra along the banks of the Rio Negro, the Manaus Brazil Temple and its accompanying patron accommodation facility are drawing more attention from passers-by with the commencement of exterior lighting that illuminates the temple in the twilight hours.

December 17, 2011

Manaus Brazil Temple Exterior Nearing Completion
Three and a half years into construction, the Manaus Brazil Temple appears nearly finished from the outside, though work still remains on the inside. Brazil's sixth temple will serve members living in the vast region of the Amazon River—by far the largest river in the world by waterflow.

October 6, 2011

Onlookers Partake in Angel Moroni Raising in Manaus
On Wednesday, October 5, the angel Moroni took his place atop the spire of the Manaus Brazil Temple to a crowd of joyful onlookers. Placement of the gold-leafed statue struck an emotional chord, as it is a cherished symbol of the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ. [ Blog Post ]

September 1, 2011

Construction Advancing Little by Little in Manaus
A recent blog post gives readers an update on the Manaus Brazil Temple, which has been under construction for over three years. Scaffolding has been erected around the temple's spire in preparation for attaching the exterior stone.

June 9, 2011

The Manaus Brazil Temple—Three Years After Groundbreaking
In the coming months, the people of Manaus—a large Brazilian city located in the Amazon Basin—will have a temple of its own. Faithful Saints of this region have traveled epic distances to attend the temple as President Monson related in his most recent General Conference address. Work on the temple halted temporarily a week ago when a construction worker was killed in an electrocution accident near the patron housing facility.

February 4, 2011

Church Growth in Brazil
Stakes and temples continue to fill the great expanse of Brazil where 9 new stakes were created in the fourth quarter of 2010 and a sixth temple rises in Manaus with a seventh soon to be constructed in Fortaleza. Brazil has the highest number of stakes (239) and third highest number of temples (7) of any country outside the United States.

December 28, 2010

Framework for Steeple Caps the Manaus Brazil Temple
This Christmastime photograph captures advances made at the Manaus Brazil Temple where framework for the single spire has been installed. The temple, which is expected to be completed in 2011, stands on a beautiful site on the banks of the Rio Negro, near its confluence with the Amazon.

September 20, 2010

Manaus Brazil Temple Aspiring to New Heights
Construction workers at the Manaus Brazil Temple have built the base that will support the heaven-reaching spire of the temple, which will be topped by a figure of the angel Moroni. The temple stands on the Negro River near its confluence with the Amazon and is expected to be completed next year.

July 9, 2010

Manaus Brazil Temple Rising on Negro River
With the expanse of the mighty Negro River as backdrop, the forms of the Manaus Brazil Temple and an adjoining patron housing facility are rising in this northern Brazilian city of 1.7 million people.

"To those who have received these blessings, I invite you to prepare yourselves to savor again the experience of being within the sacred premises of the holy temples of God and have the visions of life eternal open again to your hearts, minds, and souls."
—James E. Faust

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