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Pam Burt
After a five-month renovation project on the steeple of the Bountiful Temple, the Angel Moroni is back in place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Angel Moroni statue was back on top of the LDS Church's Bountiful Utah Temple on Tuesday after a five-month absence due to renovations to the spire.

Workers removed the Angel Moroni and stripped the spire to the metal framework in May to repair an airflow problem that allowed moisture buildup, according to ldschurchtemples.org. Workers removed rust and the spire was surrounded by scaffolding all summer.

A church spokesman declined to comment on Tuesday.

Lightning irreparably damaged the Bountiful Temple's Angel Moroni statue in May 2016. A week later, workers replaced it with a new statue, one that had been meant for the Meridian Idaho Temple, according to ldschurchtemples.org.

The Meridian Temple received its Angel Moroni statue in July 2016. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a three-week-long open house of the new temple, which will be dedicated next month.