Monday, July 18, 2011

Temple Announced in Paris, France - finally!

After a 1998 announcement was canceled and the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley returned in 2004 asking for members to pray to hasten the day, a temple has been announced in Paris, France.  The actual location is Le Chesnay (near Versailles) to the west of the City of Paris.  There are 9 stakes in France and no other country has more stakes and does not have a temple within its borders. The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) is closest with no temple and 7 stakes and is more than a thousand miles to either South Africa or Nigeria or Ghana.
The Paris Temple will be almost 1/2 between the 1955 Bern, Swiss Temple and the 1958 London England temple.  French saints have also been traveling to the The Hague Netherlands (2002) temple or the Frankfurt, Germany (1987) temple or even to Madrid Spain (1999) temple.
The Rome Italy temple may be completed by 2014.

The Paris France Temple is intended to be constructed just north of the renowned Ch√Ęteau de Versailles on Boulevard Saint-Antoine in the suburb of Le Chesnay.

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