The Bern Switzerland Temple, first in Europe, reaches 60-year milestone

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  • Marigold Provo, UT
    Sept. 13, 2015 6:02 p.m.

    What a wonderful article! I was sealed to my parents in the Bern Switzerland Temple.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Sept. 12, 2015 5:02 p.m.

    It sometimes is tempting to regard temple building as common place with so many announced and/or under construction and yet, each temple has a story. There are many tales that I have to share with my family regarding the announcement of the Freiberg Temple in what was then East Germany - another miracle to be sure. I was on my mission in Frankfurt at that time.

    Supposedly, Brigham Young once said that every time construction on a temple began, the bells of hell would begin to ring and he wanted to hear those bells one more time. As each temple is announced it is such a thrill to join with other family members in sounds of delight and expressions of joy. May our own nation continue to reverence the freedoms of religion and self determination as President McKay praised Switzerland for all those many years ago.