Mormon church dedicates temple in Brigham City

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has dedicated its newest temple after a month-long open house that drew more than 400,000 visitors.

Mormon church officials say the site dedicated Sunday in Brigham City, Utah is the 14th temple in the state and the 139th in the world.

The temple will serve about 40,000 people throughout northern Utah and southeastern Idaho.

Ceremonies including marriages and baptisms are held at temples, which are open only to church members in good standing. Mormon meetinghouses or chapels are open to anyone who wants to attend a service there.

The general public was allowed to tour the temple between Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. An estimated 400,000 people toured the temple before its dedication.

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