“Santiago will be different from now on because of this beautiful temple that has been given to us
…It doesn’t matter what religion we belong to, what creed we profess, our cities are full of the thirst for silence and to transcend.”
This role the House of Worship has as a “transcendental space that looks for unity and respect for all religious backgrounds” was
emphasised by the representative of the President of Chile, Minister Secretary General Nicolás Eyzaguirre.
“It is a Temple which makes our landscape a more beautiful one,” he added. “It will become an icon and it will remind us how important it is to find the unity between the city and nature.”
The Temple is located in Peñalolen, a commune whose name in the local language means “reunion of brothers.” As the site for the final continental Baha’i House of Worship, there could be no better name, and no better location.
“Today we see the beauty of its creation, together with all the divine and human forces that have made it possible,” Mr.
The governor of the Peñalolen commune, Claudio Orrego, addressed the audience in moving terms. Echoing the Minister’s remarks, he explained that the Temple was seen as a “huge gift” to the citizens of Chile and beyond.