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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

  • Status: Construction completed; furnishing and preparing temple for open house
  • Announced : 1 Oct 2011
  • Groundbreaking : 12 Feb 2016 by Neil L. Andersen
  • Public Open House: 12–30 March 2019
  • Dedication: 14 April 2019
  • 163rd Operating Temple of the Church
  • LDS Church in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This will be the fourth temple in Africa; three others are currently operating in Johannesburg, South Africa; Accra, Ghana; and Aba, Nigeria. The Durban South Africa Temple is under construction and the Abidjan Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Temple has been announced.

Public Open House

The free public open house for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple will begin Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and continue through Saturday, March 30, 2019, except for Sundays, March 17 and 24.


Dedication

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Sessions will be broadcast to all congregations in the temple district. A youth devotional with Church leaders is planned for the evening before the dedication on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Additional information will be communicated through local priesthood leaders.

Facilities

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is being constructed next to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake Center on land that was reserved for several years. An institute and seminary building also operates on the 10-acre property.


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