The Rome Temple was announced in the October General Conference in 2008 by President Thomas S. Monson. The announcement not only came as a shock to many, but, in many ways, was a miracle to the Saints in Italy and all of its missionaries.
President Monson broke ground for the Rome Italy Temple on October 23, 2010. This will be the 12th temple in Europe and the 1st in Italy. It will be 40,000 square feet. The 15 acre site will also include a meeting house, a vistors' center, a family history center, and patron housing. (Courtesy of LDS Church News)
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