CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH    RESPONSE TO A 'DUBIUM'

    On the validity of baptism conferred by «The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints», called «Mormons»


Question: Whether the baptism conferred by the community «The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints», called «Mormons» in the vernacular, is valid.

Response: Negative.

The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, in the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect, approved the present Response, decided in the Sessione Ordinaria of this Congregation, and ordered it published.

From the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 5 June 2001.

 + Joseph Cardinal RATZINGER  Prefect

   + Tarcisio BERTONE, S.D.B.  Archbishop emeritus of Vercelli  Secretary