News Release

Location of Antananarivo Madagascar Temple Released

The First of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the location of the Antananarivo Madagascar Temple.

The Antananarivo Madagascar Temple will be built on a 9.8-acre site located at Fokontany Andranoro, Ambohibao, Antehiroka, Andranomena Madagascar. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet, with patron housing and arrival facilities. Announced by President Russell M. Nelson in October 2021, this temple will be the city’s first.

The Republic of Madagascar is an island country off the southeastern coast of Africa and is the world’s fourth-largest island. There are more than 14,000 Latter-day Saints living in Madagascar in over 40 congregations. The preaching of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ formally began in 1998, with the formation of the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission. In September 2000, the Antananarivo Madagascar Stake was organized.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider temples the house of the Lord and the most sacred places of worship on the earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses or chapels. All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples, however, is for faithful members of the Church to participate in sacred ceremonies that unite families forever.

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