Announcement (October 2021)

At the conclusion of the 191st Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (03-Oct-2021) President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 13 new temples. The prophet has now announced 82 new temples in the three years he has served as president of The Church.[1][2]

The Vitoria Brazil Temple will be the Church's 14th temple in Brazil. Vitória was a major surprise given that there are few stakes in the Vitória metropolitan area and it surrounding cities in Espírito Santo State. However, given the trend with the Church announcing more temples in locations distant to the nearest temple, this location was added to my less likely locations for a new temple map in September 2019.

The new temple will likely include only four stakes and two districts. The Church first established a stake in Vitória in 1987 and has experienced slow growth as only two additional stakes have been organized in the metropolitan area since then in 1995 and 2005. The Brazil Vitória Mission was created in 1993. Stakes in Espírito Santo State will likely be assigned to the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple once the temple is dedicated. Currently, stakes and districts in the likely district for the new Vitória Brazil Temple are assigned to the Campinas Brazil Temple.

Temple District

Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included:

See Also


  1. 13 New Temples Announced - LDS Church Newsroom
  2. Analysis: 13 New Temples Announced - LDS Church Growth Blog