RESPONSE TO A DUBIUM:
ON THE VALIDITY OF BAPTISM CONFERRED IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith answers a "Dubium" on the validity of baptism.

Q. Whether the baptism conferred by the community "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", called "Mormons" in the vernacular, is valid.

R. Negative.

The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, in the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect, approved the present Response, decided in the Sessione Ordinaria of this Congregation and ordered it published.

Rome, from the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 5 June 2001.

JOSEPH Cardinal RATZINGER
Prefect

TARCISIO BERTONE, S.D.B.
Archbishop emeritus of Vercelli
Secretary

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Two articles relating to the above Response

1) The Question of the Validity of Baptism Conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, by Fr Luis Ladaria, S.J. (/library/Theology/MORMBAP1.HTM)

2) Response of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith About the Validity of Baptism Conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, by Fr Urbano Navarrete, S.J. (/library/Theology/MORMBAP2.HTM)


Taken from:
L'Osservatore Romano
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1 August 2001, page 4

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