The Mormon church, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plans to build a temple in the northern Colombian port city of Barranquilla, the church’s president said Saturday.
The Barranquilla temple is one of five the Mormons plan to build around the world.
“No church-built facility is more important than a temple,” church director Thomas S. Monson was quoted by news agency AP. “Temples are places where relationships are sealed together to last through the eternities.”
The church, with its 14.1 million members, has 135 operating temples worldwide and has another 31 planned or under construction.