In the shadow of St. Peter’s, a Mormon temple rises

In the shadow of St. Peter’s, a Mormon temple rises

A gold-leaf statue depicting the ancient Mormon prophet Moroni, is prepared for placement on one of the spires of the new Mormon temple in Rome, Italy, on March 25, 2017. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc./Claudio Falanga.)

Despite the predominance of the Catholic Church, particularly in Rome, Mormons are looking to the future with the opening of a new temple and visitors center that church elders hope will draw more converts.

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