South Bend, Ind., Jul 2, 2021 / 16:19 pm
Appearing alongside the Catholic Archbishop of New York, an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week highlighted instances of cooperation between the LDS church and the Catholic Church in the United States.
Elder Quentin Cook, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon religion, appeared alongside Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York at the inaugural Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit.
In a presentation at the summit, Cook highlighted over 200 projects that the LDS church has collaborated on with Catholic Relief Services since 1985, along with over 40 projects with Caritas, 99 projects with Catholic Charities, and nearly 300 projects with Catholic Community Services.
Notably, in 2016, the LDS church gave $1.25 million in aid to Catholic refugee relief efforts. In 2021, the LDS church made a $5 million donation split among nine agencies, one of which was the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, also for refugee resettlement efforts.