Latter-day Saint Life

Cardinal Dolan Meets with President Nelson, Speaks with Apostle at Freedom Festival


"We come together as neighbors, we come together as a family, we come together as friends," Cardinal Dolan said. "See, that gives a counterexample to those who would love to caricature us as these bigoted, hateful, violent people. And we can't allow that to happen." 

The friendship and alliance between one of America's most influential Catholics and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued Monday when Cardinal Timothy Dolan met with President Russell M. Nelson.

President Nelson presented Cardinal Dolan with a Lladro miniature of the Christus statue during the leaders' meeting in President Nelson's office at the Church Administration Building in downtown Salt Lake City.

The two churches have worked closely together now for decades, but the relationship has grown stronger in recent years as they work together on religious liberty and humanitarian aid.

The alliance reached a peak in March when President Nelson met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in March.

Story by Tad Walch, Deseret News; lead image from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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