Jews, Mormons to Meet Over Proxy Posthumous Baptisms

Jews, Mormons to Meet Over Proxy Posthumous Baptisms

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- LDS church officials say they're looking forward to meeting this weekend with Jewish leaders, but won't comment on accusations that proxy baptisms of Jews continue.

Kim Farah is a spokeswoman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She says the LDS church has no comment on the issue for the moment.

Jewish leaders say Mormons continue to posthumously baptize Jews and Holocaust victims into the LDS faith

Meetings are scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Jewish leaders say they have records proving tens of thousands of Jews were posthumously baptized over the past ten years and as recently as last month.

A 1995 agreement signed by Jewish leaders and the L-D-S church called for an immediate halt to unwanted proxy baptisms.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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