Temple baptistries to open for small groups

Religion

Courtesy: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah (ABC4) – The First Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a new phase for temple reopening.

According to church officials, Phase 2-B allows for a temple baptistry to open for small groups—especially for members with limited-use temple recommendations.

Temples in the following locations will begin operating in Phase 2-B, beginning as early as March 29:

  • Asunción, Paraguay
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Córdoba, Argentina
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Medford, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Twin Falls, Idaho

Officials say the same careful safety protocols will be in place as for other phases, including health screenings, temperature checks, limited numbers of patrons and temple workers, and scheduled appointments.

“We are grateful for this opportunity for more members to participate in temple ordinances,” said President Russell M. Nelson.

Read more on the Church’s reopening plan.

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