Thursday, February 16, 2012

French mormons

  • CHESNAY, FRANCE (RNS) Past clusters of houses and frozen fields in this Paris suburb, the Palace of Versailles sparkles in the evening sun.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Christian Euvrard, a prominent French Mormon, says things have changed a lot in France since Romney was there. Then, the church was seen as American. Today, he says, France has 36,000 Mormons.
  • (NPR News)
  • With 36,000 members, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France is among the oldest and largest of Mormon churches in Europe.  Missionaries arrived from the United States in the 1850s.
  • (Voice of America)
  • "People think it's just casseroles and Jell-O all the time," said Mr. Soelberg, 30, who grew up Mormon in Idaho and graduated from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan.
  • (New York Times)
  • The proposed LDS temple in Le Chesnay, France, a small town outside of Paris, has hit some potential roadblocks.
  • (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • As Republican Mitt Romney campaigns to become the first Mormon US President, the Paris suburb of Chesnay has been chosen by the LDS Church as the place to build the first French Mormon temple.
  • (The Move Channel)
  • Its a pretty conventional narrative -- at least by the conventions of this very volatile race, French added. If there was any blanket anti-Mormon sentiment, then Mitt would not have been up to begin with. 2.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • These are the super voters, said Law, a Mormon tea party supporter. Hes voting for Paul.
  • (Cortez Journal)
  • Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich speak at least some French. Romney picked his up while on Mormon mission in France. Gingrich acquired his as a teenager while his father his US serviceman father was stationed there.
  • (World)

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