Panama City, Panamá

Panamá City Panamá Temple

Announced in 2002, the Panamá City Panamá Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) was dedicated on 2008-08-10 by Thomas S. Monson, making it the 127th operating temple of the church. Located in Cárdenas, a suburb of Panamá City, it is the first LDS Church temple in Panamá.

The plans to build a temple in Panamá City were announced by the LDS Church on August 23, 2002. Ground was broken and the site was dedicated on October 30, 2005, by Spencer V. Jones, a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy and the president of the church's Central America Area. On May 4, 2007, a statue of the Angel Moroni was added to the temple's spire.

The temple is adjacent to the LDS Church's Cárdenas Ward meetinghouse, close to the Panama Canal. The Panamá City Panamá Temple serves Latter-day Saints in all of Panamá. There are 39,000 Latter-day Saints in Panamá in seven stakes and eight mission districts.

The open house for the temple began on the July 11 and ended on July 26, 2008. During the open house, the temple was open to everyone; however, since it has been dedicated only members of the church in good standing can enter. The temple's dedication was held on August 10, 2008 in four sessions. Prior to the dedication, a cultural celebration was held including performances by Panamanian youth members of the church.

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