Romney, a Mormon, gets support from ex-ambassadors to the Vatican
January 7th, 2012
03:14 PM ET

Romney, a Mormon, gets support from ex-ambassadors to the Vatican

By Ashley Killough, CNN

(CNN) - Bypassing two GOP presidential candidates known for their Catholic faith, five former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See threw their support behind frontrunner Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon.

In a letter blasted out by Romney's campaign on Saturday, the ambassadors lauded the former Massachusetts governor for understanding "the importance of strong families as pillars of a vibrant economy and a flourishing polity."

The endorsement comes as a knock against Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, two candidates who don't shy away from talking about their Catholic faith on the campaign trail.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Catholic Church • Mitt Romney • Politics • United States • Vatican

soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Matthew

    Dear Mormons / LDS Church / Muslims / Readers,

    Salvation does not whatsoever require Joseph Smiths Golden Tablets, Nor does Salvation whatsoever require Mohammed's Quran.

    John 3:16
    New International Version (NIV)
    16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    Thank you!

    January 16, 2012 at 11:37 am |
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