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Sudanese Minister Visits Rome Italy Temple

Sudanese minister hosted at Rome Temple after G20 Interfaith forum

The Minister of Religious Affairs for Sudan recently visited the Rome Italy Temple of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Minister Nasr-Eddin Mofarah was touring the Rome Visitor Center after attending the G20 interfaith forum in Italy. He remarked to his guide, Alessandro Dini-Ciacci, "I feel the same spirit here that I felt when I visited Salt Lake City, Utah". Minister Mofarah had just seen the Visitor Center’s stained glass murals, and the Christus statue, with its inscription of “Come Unto Me.” He also walked through the Temple complex with its buildings and beautiful gardens where members and non-members may visit and relax, be safe and meditate.

The visit continued and Minister Mofarah was impressed with the entire experience. Their discussion centered on temples and their purposes. It was explained that the Church didn't invent temples, but simply restored the proper knowledge and use of them. He even asked how long it would take to build a temple.

As the visit came to an end, copies of the Book of Mormon, both in English and Arabic were presented to the Minister. He was surprised and happy to accept them. 

The visit could not have been more successful and heartfelt hugs were exchanged at the end. There was a warmth and kindness that permeated the visit.

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