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First Presidency Letter: Church asks members to understand policies

March 02, 2012
source: LDS Church News

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MR says: The First Presidency had to issue this letter after all the media spotlight on proxy baptisms of Jewish Holocaust victims.

Church leaders are asking Latter-day Saints to learn and better understand the Church's family history policies on submitting names for temple ordinances.

The conditions of use for the website were set in place "for reasons of common sense, reasons of doctrine and reasons of respect," said Dennis C. Brimhall, managing director of the Church's Family History Department.

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