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Mitt Romney's Mormon church has close connections to Israel

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While Romney's trip was politically oriented, it carried with it the influence of his Mormon faith. Romney has said that "there's no question (my experiences in the church) helped shape my perspective" and he said that his trip to Israel, which included a visit to the Wailing Wall, had a spiritual impact on him.

"I come to this place, therefore, with a sense of profound humility, as I look around here at great people who've accomplished a great thing, and also a sense of spiritual connection, acknowledging the hand of providence in establishing this place and making it a Holy City," Romney said at a breakfast on Monday.

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