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Mormon, Catholic cooperation making strides

In recent years, it has not been unusual to see reports on Mormons and Catholics working together in Utah communities or somewhere in the world to help those in need. But it wasn't always that way.

The two faiths ask their members to give full commitment to their beliefs and in decades past, that seemed to come between Catholics and Latter-day Saints — a religious mistrust.

The stunning St. Peter's Basilica symbolizes more than a worldwide faith and likewise, the Salt Lake Temple represents more than an international landmark. Two distinct structures, two different doctrines.

The relationship between the two faiths, however, has gradually grown through the personalities of certain leaders. It grew substantially when they came together to help people during a catastrophic event in Africa.

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