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February 23, 2012 8:30 am

Mormon Church Continues its Posthoumous Baptisms of Holocaust Victims with Anne Frank

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Anne and Margot Frank memorial in Bergen-Belsen, Germany. Photo: wiki commons.

At a place of worship of the Mormon Church, Anne Frank was baptized last Saturday, posthumously. This was revealed on Wednesday to the U.S. media by a member of the congregation while the subsequent baptism caused a huge stir in the Jewish community.

Mormons believe that postmortem baptism enables the victim’s soul to go to heaven.

In 1995, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, announced its suspension of baptisms to victims of the Holocaust.  However, this practice continued taking place.

It was a week ago that Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned the Mormon Church for adding his name to the list of those who would one day become eligible for posthumous baptism.

Wiesel awaits a response from devout Mormon Mitt Romney, to whom he called out to speak out against the practice.

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