Construction has begun in the “eternal” city for a new Latter-day Saint temple. Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with Church and local community leaders, participated in the traditional groundbreaking ceremony for the Rome Italy Temple 23 October 2010.
President Monson underlined the uniqueness of the historical moment, the importance of which goes beyond the borders of Rome and Italy. He thanked the members of the Church for their commitment to follow the example of Jesus Christ. […]
“A ceremony that profoundly touched me for the sincere and heartfelt appreciation of those attending,” said Senator Lucio Malan. “A positive day for Italy because those who profess to obey the laws of the state and the laws of God make the country in which they live a better place.”