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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BREAKING TEMPLE NEWS: Hong Kong China Temple to Close for Renovation in July; Other Temple Updates Provided

Hello again, everyone! I have some breaking temple news to report. A short while ago, the First Presidency released this announcement to note that the Hong Kong China Temple will close for extensive renovation on July 8 of this year. It appears that further details on this renovation will be announced as plans are made. Given that this temple is medium-sized, and of a special design which came to President Hinckley by revelation as something that had never been done before, I would anticipate that this process will take between 2-4 years to complete.

The temple, originally dedicated in 1996, became the 48th in operation for the Church, and the last one announced before President Hinckley formally announced his smaller temple building plan that would more than double that number over a period of just 2-3 years. I imagine that the intent is to perform seismic and systemic updates, refresh furnishings and other interior decor, and fixing any exterior issues. So that is another temple closure set to occur later this year.

In the meantime, as I mentioned in the comments of my most recent post before this one, the open house for the Rome Italy Temple is now officially underway as of yesterday. Additionally, yet another update has been provided for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. That report notes that the spire has been attached to the temple, and that stone cladding continues. It strikes me as an interesting coincidence that, following the rescheduling of that temple's dedication, progress on its' construction has picked up quite a bit lately.

There have not been any other changes reported in relation to the status of that temple's construction since my last update (which was also provided in the comments of a recent post), nor on any other temples under construction, undergoing renovation, or any announced temples. But I will continue to monitor all such developments, along with the latest Church news, and bring you word of those things here (through either new posts or comments on existing posts) as I receive word of them.

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