President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Paris France Temple on Sunday, May 21, 2017. It’s the first temple in France and the 156th temple in the world.
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The French are used to being dazzled by a building. But there is something they are much less used to—a place that is dedicated to God, a temple that is truly His house. This is foreign. Come and read some final thoughts from the French people on this temple that will be dedicated this weekend.
We are circling the Paris France Temple to capture some night photography. We stay just outside the fence watching for the shots that can show the radiant beauty. But something else captures our eyes, something that will linger with us just as long as the majesty of the temple.
"The difficulty in France is that nobody wants to follow an institutional religion. Religion is viewed with suspicion." Other institutions want no connection with any kind of religion. That’s why the press’s coverage of the Paris France temple is such a surprising—even remarkable thing.
When the Paris France Temple is dedicated on May 21st, it will have marked forty years in the making—the same time as Moses and the Children of Israel wandered in the wilderness—and that is not lost on the French Latter-day Saints who have been hoping for a temple all of this time.
“Members of the Church in France have been looking forward to a temple to be built for years,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé, about the Church’s newly-completed Paris France Temple. “It’s an answer to prayers,” he said. See the newly released pictures.