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The groundbreaking for Brazil's 8th temple has been announced. Here's what you need to know

The groundbreaking for Brazil's eighth temple will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Aug. 2.

Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area, will preside at the Belem Brazil Temple groundbreaking, according to a release from Newsroom.

While attendance at the groundbreaking will be by invitation only, it is anticipated that the services will be streamed online to local meetinghouses within the temple district.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Belem Brazil Temple in the April 2016 general conference, along with temples in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; and Lima, Peru.

The other seven temples in Brazil are the Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife and Sao Paulo temples. The Fortaleza Brazil Temple became the most recently dedicated temple in the Church on June 2.

Once construction of the Belém Brazil Temple is complete, open house and dedication dates will be announced.

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