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Thomas S. Monson during the laying of the temple's cornerstone

Announced in 2002, the Curitiba Brazil Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) was completed in early May 2008 and was dedicated June 1 by church president Thomas S. Monson. Located in Curitiba, the capital of Paraná state, it became the fifth LDS temple in Brazil.[2]

Curitiba Brazil Temple
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Number 126 edit data
Dedicated 1 June 2008 (1 June 2008) by
Thomas S. Monson
Site 8.15 acres (3.3 hectares)
Floor area 27,850 sq ft (2,587 m2)
Height 125 ft (38 m)
Preceded by Rexburg Idaho Temple
Followed by Panama City Panama Temple
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Coordinates: 25°26′28.69439″S 49°20′31.69679″W / 25.4413039972°S 49.3421379972°W / -25.4413039972; -49.3421379972

Angel Moroni statue on spire

The plans to build a temple in Curitiba were announced by the LDS Church on 23 August 2002.[3] Ground was broken and the site was dedicated on 10 March 2005 by Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The temple serves Latter-day Saints in 21 stakes in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina.[2]

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  1. ^ "Curtiba Brazil Temple: Additional info",, LDS Church, retrieved 2012-10-16
  2. ^ a b Satterfield, Rick, "Curitiba Brazil Temple",, retrieved 2012-10-16
  3. ^ "Two new temples announced", Church News, p. 13, September 14, 2002, retrieved 2012-10-16

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