Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Rome Italy LDS Temple

By Taylor, Scott | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), March 29, 2018 | Go to article overview

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Rome Italy LDS Temple


Taylor, Scott, Deseret News (Salt Lake City)


SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly a decade after its gasp-inducing public announcement, the LDS Church’s Rome Italy Temple is approaching its proverbial finish line, with the faith’s First Presidency announcing dates Thursday morning for its open house and dedication for early 2019.

The public open house for the three-story, 40,000-square foot building will run from Monday, Jan. 28, through Saturday, Feb. 16, excluding Saturdays.

And in a departure from traditional temple-dedication patterns, the announced dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple are “Sunday, March 10, through Sunday, March, 17, 2019.” Dedications of recent temples have been done in three sessions on a singular Sunday.

“The sacred ordinances performed in this holy temple will unite families for eternity,” Said LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson a statement accompanying the announced temple dates. “God loves all His children equally and has provided a way for them to be linked in love, generation to generation. We are thrilled to be able to dedicate a temple in this city replete with historical importance throughout the ages.”

In the church’s October 2008 general conference, then-President Thomas S. Monson announced plans for the Rome Italy Temple. Those in the Conference Center responded with a long and prolonged gasp, given the proposal of a Mormon temple in the city that envelopes the Vatican and helped give name to the Roman Catholic Church.

Yet it’s more than just building a Mormon temple in a Catholic stronghold. Instead, it is the most significant LDS edifice in the biblical regions — even topping the BYU Jerusalem Center with an up-close look at the Old City, the Temple Mount and the nearby Mount of Olives. Rome holds a place in New Testament history and missionary work, with the travels and preaching of ancient apostles such as Peter and Paul as well as the persecutions and Christian martyrdoms there.

While the Catholic faith is both the official state religion of Italy and understandably the predominant religion, it isn’t the only one. Rome is home to not only the Vatican’s landmark St. Peter’s Basilica, but also the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Mosque of Rome, the latter the largest mosque located outside of the Islamic world. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Rome Italy LDS Temple
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.