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President Nelson Talks Rome Temple, Mass Shootings +More in Interview with Pope Francis' Biographer

by | Oct. 29, 2018

Mormon Life

In a wide-ranging interview, President Russell M. Nelson talked about abortion, the Rome Italy Temple, and religious violence. He called mass shootings "a great offense to God" and called for others to love one another "so violence has no place in society." He also called on others to love Muslims and those who are often discriminated against.

President Russell M. Nelson condemned religious violence during a wide-ranging interview of the Latter-day Saint leader conducted here Friday by the biographer of Pope Francis.

"The Catholics and the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we need to work together to stem the tide of violence," President Nelson told Sergio Rubin, author of the international bestselling authorized biography, "Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio."

"The teachings of the Lord are clear," President Nelson said after Rubin asked him about extremists whose violence is motivated by religion. "There is to be no contention, no disputation."

Story by Tad Walch, lead image by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News


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