Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mormon church, Jewish leaders tackle proxy baptism

From the AP

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors said a new computer system and policy changes related to the practice should resolve a yearslong disagreement over the baptisms.

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