Announcement (April 2021)
At the conclusion of the 191st General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held on Easter Sunday, 04-Apr-2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 20 new temples, the most announced in a single day since 1998. The prophet has now announced 69 new temples in the three years he has served as president of The Church.
The Torreón Mexico Temple will be Mexico‘s 16th temple. Torreón is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila, with a population of about 735,000 people. The country is home to approximately 1.5 million Latter-day Saints, more than any other country outside the United States, and more than 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.
The new temple will likely service the five stakes in the Torreón/Gomez Palacio metropolitan area, the two stakes in Durango, and two districts north of Torreón. The Church has experienced slow growth in this area of Mexico in recent years, and the most recently organized stake that will likely be assigned to the new temple district was created in 1995. The Mexico Torreón Mission was originally organized in 1968.
Notable temple presidents have included: