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Church of the Latter-day Saints
Question from Mary on 01-29-2008:

Does the Catholic Church recognize the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a religion? I thought the Church referred to the Mormon church as a cult.

Answer by Catholic Answers on 01-29-2008:

Mary--

So far as I am aware, the Catholic Church does not consider the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka, the Mormon church) to be a cult. The Church considers the Mormon church to be a non-Christian religion because it does not recognize Mormon baptism to be a valid Christian baptism.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers


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