Mormon Church, Jewish Leaders Tackle Proxy Baptism

September 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a coalition of Jewish leaders said a new computer system and policy changes related to the practice should resolve a years-long disagreement over the baptisms.