Quito Ecuador Temple

The Quito Ecuador Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction in Quito, Ecuador.

Quito Ecuador Temple
Under Construction
Number TBD edit data
Announcement 3 April 2016
Groundbreaking 11 May 2019 by
Enrique R. Falabella
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Location Quito, Ecuador
Notes Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 3 April 2016[1]


The intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on 3 April 2016, during the Sunday morning session of the church's general conference.[4][5] The Harare Zimbabwe and Belém Brazil temples, along with a second temple in Lima, Peru, were announced at the same time. The church later announced the second temple in Peru would be named the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.[4]

There are currently more than 260,000 church members in Ecuador. Along with the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple, the country will have two temples when construction of the Quito Ecuador Temple is completed.[5] On March 7, 2019, the LDS Church announced the groundbreaking to signify beginning of construction that was held on May 11, 2019, with Enrique R. Falabella, president of the church's South America Northwest Area, presiding.[2][3]

The temple is planned to be completed in 2021.[6] Delays are expected in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[7]

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  1. ^ Toone, Trent (3 April 2016). "President Monson announces 4 new temples at Sunday morning session". Deseret News..
  2. ^ a b "Groundbreakings Announced for Two South American Temples: New temples to be built in Ecuador and Peru". Newsroom. LDS Church. 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Groundbreaking Held for Second Ecuador Temple". Newsroom. LDS Church. 2019-05-11.
  4. ^ a b "Four New Temples Announced by President Monson: Temples to be built in Africa and South America", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-04-03
  5. ^ a b Weaver, Sarah Jane (3 April 2016). "LDS Church has rich history in cities of newly announced temples". Deseret News.
  6. ^ Johnson, Stacy. "15 Latter-day Saint temples currently under construction, now including Saratoga Springs", Provo Herald, 20 October 2019. Retrieved on 3 April 2020.
  7. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 4 April 2020.

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