Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attend the first session of the 188th Annual General Conference on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the dedication and open house dates for a temple located in Rome, Italy.
A free public open house will be held Jan. 28, 2019, through Feb. 16, 2019, excluding Sundays, according to a press release from the LDS Church.
The temple is located in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare and will be formally dedicated March 10, 2019 through March 17, 2019.
The LDS Church announced the Rome temple in October 2008. Construction began on the three-story, 40,000-square-foot building on Oct. 23, 2010. The temple will be part of a 15-acre religious and cultural center, according to the release, and it will serve 23,000 church members living in Italy.
Thomas S. Monson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints president died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at home with his family.
During his time with the LDS Church, Monson served as a counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, was a first counselor to former LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, as a second counselor to Howard W. Hunter and Ezra Taft Benson, and was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Oct. 4, 1964.
Visitors will have several weeks to go inside the Cedar City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a guided tour of the main rooms, including the baptistry, an instruction room, a sealing room, the celestial room and the bride’s room. Tours begin Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Tickets are available at templeopenhouse.lds.org.
Twenty year old Congo native Janvier Sebagabo spent most of his life in a Rwandan refugee camp. Now, he has a bright future ahead of himself living a primarily self sufficient life in America. Continuing to further his education, Sebagabo hopes to one day be a doctor and give back to his community.