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LDS temple to be built in Pocatello


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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

POCATELLO — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new temple will be built in Pocatello.

Church President Thomas S. Monson made the announcement during the Church’s Sunday morning session of the 187th Annual General Conference. No groundbreaking date was announced for the Pocatello Temple.

Monson also announced the pending rededication of the Idaho Falls Temple. The newly renovated temple will be rededicated on June 4.

Idaho has four operating temples (Boise, Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Twin Falls). The Meridian Idaho Temple is nearing completion and will be dedicated on November 19.

With a state population of 1.7 million people, Idaho is home to approximately 450,000 Latter-day Saints, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Also announced on Sunday were temples in Brasilia, Brazil; the greater Manila, Philippines, area; Nairobi, Kenya; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.