Wonderful! What a blessing to the Northern Mediterranean area.
It is so great for a Temple to be built in Rome. I marveled like many did, when
President Monson announced a Temple to be built there. I am so
thankful for the time to be fulfilled, when Temples will dot the earth, and rest
I cannot stop smiling after reading the comments, watching the videos, and
looking at the photographs that my Italian friends have posted about this
historic occasion. The Italian saints have waited many years and have prepared
the hearts of the citizens of Rome for the building of the Temple. Most Italian
Catholics, once they have been properly 'educated' about Latter Day Saints look
at 'The Church' as an ally in upholding moral values important to core Christian
beliefs. Many miracles (in terms of the bureaucracy of building anything in
Italy) have occurred to get from the announcement to this ground breaking in
just 2 years. I hope the miracles continue until the day of dedication.
I shed tears when I heard the announcement of the Rome temple in General
Conference a few years ago. I served a mission in Italy in the late '80s, and
knocked on thousands of doors with very little success. Discouragement was
rampant on my mission, but we worked on, and did find a few souls who joined the
Church. I always knew a temple would be built there, and I thoroughly rejoice in
it. How sweet it is!
I wonder if the Pope and those who serve under him will go to the open house...
wouldn't that be great!
Yes, indeed, the caravan continues to move ever onward!God bless
Pres. Monson, the Apostles and good people everywhere, no matter their faith!
FYI - Castellano NOT the first Italian temple president. Mario Vaira.
JanSan | 4:29 p.m. Oct. 24, 2010 Pocatello, ID I wonder if the Pope
and those who serve under him will go to the open house... wouldn't that be
great! =============== It would be even better if WE
showed that same level of curteousy to others as well - don't you think?
This is great news. I especially think it is cool that there will be a
visitors center at this temple. I think it would be wonderful, but
unlikely, that the Pope would come to the Open House. On the other hand, I
think there is a good chance that at least one Catholic Cardinal will show up.
I thought it was more recent we heard about the Rome temple. Rome is my favorite
European city, molta bella.