LDS leaders join marriage colloquium at Vatican

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Pope Francis greets President Henry B. Eyring in the Synod Hall at Vatican City as colloquium on marriage begins.© Chris Warde-Jones/

VATICAN CITY — Hundreds of religious leaders and scholars representing a variety of faiths, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are visiting the Vatican this week for a colloquium on marriage and family life.

“The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society,” according to a statement on a website created for the event.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, is scheduled to address the gathering Tuesday.

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Barbara, and Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric and his wife, Valérie, are accompanying President Eyring.

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  • AnotherBob

    Henry Eyring has a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Harvard. What have you got Bob, besides your bigotry against traditional marriage?

    • Bob

      Bigorty against traditional marriage… That is a good one. Why cannot people just let people love who they want? Do the homosexuals effect you “Anotherbob” are tou afraid you may turn into one if we allow them to marry? If you do not like it, don’t do it, why do you have to make everyone follow your outdated beliefs? You are the kettle calling the pot black…

    • Bob

      Also, it makes sense that the cult leaders have business degrees, I mean the church is a for profit business… They just like to pretend they aren’t. It is a genieues business model, sucker people out of 10% of their hard earned cash and give them no products in return.

  • Jim

    Another disgusting display of interfaith! If any of them accually followed
    what The Bible says they wouldn’t try to mix oil and water. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

  • bob

    The whole argument is moot, since government can never force anyone to think of gays as “married.” It all amounts to a Civil Union, which just just a financial contract between two citizens. That SHOULD be available to everyone.

    Get the “M-word” out of government documents entirely. Society has always decided for itself who is “married”, and will continue to do so.

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