Monday, 5 May 2008

CNS STORY: Vatican letter directs bishops to keep parish records from Mormons

The Catholic News Service reports:

"In an effort to block posthumous rebaptisms by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catholic dioceses throughout the world have been directed by the Vatican not to give information in parish registers to the Mormons' Genealogical Society of Utah.
An April 5 letter from the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, obtained by
Catholic News Service in late April, asks episcopal conferences to direct all bishops to keep the Latter-day Saints from microfilming and digitizing information contained in those registers."

Certainly, the Catholic Church doesn't recognise ordinary Mormon baptisms as Christian, although neither do Mormons recognise baptisms from any other church, even though they insists that they are Christians too.

Now they face doors slamming in their face in the after-life as well as this one.

CNS STORY: Vatican letter directs bishops to keep parish records from Mormons

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