Deseret News best of 2012: Top LDS-related events

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 6:37 a.m. MST

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Building temples continued to be a priority for the church in 2012.

In May, LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Kansas City Missouri Temple and ground was broken for the Provo City Center Temple.

In June, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Manaus Brazil Temple.

In August, ground was broken for the Tijuana Mexico Temple.

In September, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, rededicated the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple and President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve, dedicated the Brigham City Temple.

In November, President Monson dedicated the Calgary Alberta Temple and rededicated the Boise Idaho Temple.

At the October general conference, President Monson announced that temples would be built in Tucson, Ariz., and Arequipa, Peru.

As of the October conference, the church has 139 temples in operation throughout the world, with 27 more announced or under construction.
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Salt Lake City, UT

No mention of Mormons Building Bridges? They brought tremendous positive exposure to the LDS Church and, as befits their name, built bridges to communities that have previously harbored antagonism towards the church. Many hearts were changed and attitudes towards the LDS were improved by their actions.

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