Three new stakes will be created within the next few months in Italy, Mexico, and Spain. I will provide more details on these new stakes once they are officially organized and information becomes available.
Members and missionaries report that a new stake will be created in northern Italy next weekend in the Milan area. The new stake will be the Church's eighth stake in Italy.
Members report that another stake will be created in Puebla, Mexico but it is unclear when this will occur. The new stake will be organized from a realignment of two or more stakes based in Puebla and Tlaxcala and likely centered in the Almecatla area. A new stake in the Puebla area was created earlier this year. With the creation of this pending stake there will be 13 stakes in Puebla State and 226 in Mexico.
Missionaries report that a realignment of stakes will occur in southern Spain in order to create a new stake based in Cartagena this December. The new stake will be the Church's 11th in Spain.