Apr 3, 2024 - News

⛪️ Pic du jour: He's back!

A gold statue of Moroni soars above buildings in Salt Lake City as it is transported by crane to the top of the Salt Lake Temple.

A gold statue of the angel Moroni sails over downtown Salt Lake City en route to Temple Square. Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The gold, trumpet-wielding Angel Moroni was returned Tuesday to the top of the Salt Lake City temple by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Catch up quick: The statue was removed four years ago for renovations — but not before the March 18, 2020 earthquake shook the trumpet out of its hands.

  • Moroni was restored while structural improvements to the temple — including seismic protections — were underway.

What they're saying: Church officials on Tuesday called the statue a "treasured symbol" of the faith.

  • It was sculpted in the early 1890s by the artist Cyrus Dallin.
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