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Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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mightymite
DRAPER, UT

This is an awesome marketing move; however a statue of Joseph Smith would be more appropriate. The Italians are to smart to fall for this slight of hand, sorry.

mightymite
DRAPER, UT

This is an awesome marketing move; however a statue of Joseph Smith would be more appropriate. The Italians are to smart to fall for this slight of hand, sorry.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

You could just go see the original...

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

This is a nice gesture and an effort by the church to offer something of local cultural significance. Architecturally, this is preferable to a cookie-cutter temple in a major international city.
I don't see these statues as a sleight of hand effort to fool the Roman Catholics. I see it as a sign of respect for them and a signal that Mormons have some common ground with them.
A bit of trivia: One replica is located in the pavilion at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been a fixture there for over a century. Patients, visitors and doctors alike pass by and rub the toe in hopes of receiving a blessing or a miracle. Flowers and cards are left at the base in gratitude.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Hutterite,

The original is in Denmark. Even in Europe such travel is not cheap.

Mightymite,

The temple is not about Joseph. And there is no slight of hand.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

This is truly inspired!

The status of the Twelve Apostles represent the truth about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These status will symbolize two things: first, our reverence for the apostles in the New Testament: second, the restoration of Christ's church. Today we have prophets and apostles again.

I hope I can someday go to the Rome temple and I hope those who visit the temple will see these status and may perhaps better understand the importance of having the same church structure Christ established. Jesus Christ restored His church for the benefit of man. He bled for us, died for us, and established a church for us so that we can come unto him and thirst no more.

This temple will bless and uplift all those who visit. Italians understand the importance of family and community and I'm sure this will serve them and the region well. This is truly a blessing.

Shuzzie53
HAYWARD, CA

It's actually "sleight" of hand.

J-TX
Allen, TX

I think the bigger story on this page is at the bottom, where the link points to the article explaining that the LDS Church finally has been granted official status in Italy.

KurtFK
Littleton, CO

If you knew the story behind the statues in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, you would understand why they were selected for the Rome Visitors Center. Some years back, President Kimball visited the church in Copenhagen and bore powerful testimony to the caretaker there about the "living apostles" who were also present there. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds the keys of salvation today, not Peter or the Pope. Thus, the Rome visitors center can be seen as a very subtle dig at the Church of Rome.
There are only two churches on earth today that claim Apostolic authority directly from God: The Catholic Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And only one of the two has living Apostles.

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