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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paris France Temple Dedicated by President Henry B. Eyring as the 156th operating temple of the Church

Hello, all! The Paris France Temple was dedicated earlier today by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency. I have before spoken of not knowing about his connection to France, and I still can't believe I missed that. However, I was also gratified to hear that, in addition to Elder Neil L. Andersen (a former missionary in France) and Presiding Bishop Gerald Causse (our first French General Authority), Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Church's Europe Area, was in attendance, along with Elder Larry Y. Wilson, the executive director of the Temple Department.

It sounds like all went well and that the visiting brethren are on their way back to Church headquarters. Though not a lot of news has been released regarding the dedication, we do have this article from the Deseret News and this one from the newsroom on the Church's website. I am keeping an eye out for other articles to be published on this, and will post those in the coming days as I become aware of them.

For now, I wanted to note that there have not been many other significant developments in terms of temple construction, aside from the fact that we now have 156 operating temples, and that the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple open house concluded yesterday, with its rededication anticipated two weeks from today. I had thought that President Eyring, Elder Bednar, and Elder Andersen might be in attendance at that rededication, and it could still happen that way.

But I also know that the Church has seemed to like to rotate dedication attendance among all of the apostles so everyone gets a chance to participate. I am keeping an eye out for updates on all fronts of temple news and will post that information as soon as I have it. For now, thanks for your readership and support. Comments continue to be welcome and appreciated.