LDS Paris Temple dedicated

LDS Paris Temple dedicated. (Photo: Mormon Newsroom)

(KUTV) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated its 156th temple in Paris, France Sunday.

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the church presided at the dedication ceremony. Joining Elder Eyring were Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Larry Y. Wilson, executive director of the Temple Department, Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Church's Europe Area, and the Presiding Bishop of the Church, Gerald Causse.

During a three-week open house prior to its dedication, an estimated 47,500 people visited the temple.

Plans to build the Paris temple were announced by LDS Prophet Thomas S. Monson July 15, 2011.

There are currently around 38,000 members of the LDS Church in France, according to Mormon Newsroom.

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