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Missionaries Pound Italian Pavements with Chalk

For the past eight months, young Mormon missionaries have trekked to a busy corner of Via Rizzoli and Via Calzolerie each Sunday to draw in chalk.

These missionaries aren’t reconnecting with childhood pursuits. Instead, they hope that their pavement drawings and the texts will spread the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a country they describe as godless.

“I have encountered a large amount of atheists,” said Anziano “Austin” Jensen, 20, an Idaho native who carries chalk as well as the Book of Mormon on his missionary assignment in Bologna.

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