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Mormon letter warns members to stop proxy baptisms

JTA March 4, 2012

A letter to be read in all Mormon churches warns members to stop all unauthorized posthumous baptisms, including those of Holocaust survivors. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the highest governing body of the Mormon...

Anne Frank baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

JTA February 22, 2012

Anne Frank was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual, at least the third Holocaust victim discovered to have been baptized posthumously this month. The ceremony reportedly took place last weekend in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in...

Wiesel: Romney should speak out about proxy baptisms

JTA February 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel said Mitt Romney should speak up about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' practice of posthumous baptisms. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wiesel said that Romney, the front-runner...

Mormon church apologizes for proxy baptism of Wiesenthal’s parents

JTA February 14, 2012

The Mormon church has apologized for the posthumous baptism of the parents of Simon Wiesenthal. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last month submitted the names of Wiesenthal's parents for posthumous baptism, the Salt Lake Tribune...

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