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USA Today: In the Shadow of St. Peter’s, a Mormon Temple Rises

“This is something I love. I don’t see it as a sacrifice,” Michela Banchin told USA Today about her membership in the Church. “We have a different way of living our lives.”

In a tiny chapel just a few miles from the Vatican, 40 young men and women have put on their best clothes and gathered to worship Jesus.

In the simple wood-paneled room, the congregation begins singing hymns and sharing personal testimonies.

But in a country where nearly 90% of people consider themselves Catholic, these young Italian worshippers are not; they’re Mormons, and they are adding to the religious mix.

Lead image from USA Today by Eli Lucero
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