Restricting Access to Catholic Records

Catholics told not to give LDS parish data
By Geoffrey FattahDeseret News
Published: May 4, 2008

The Catholic Church has ordered dioceses across the globe not to give information in parish registers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Vatican Congregation for Clergy issued a letter directing all Catholic bishops to keep LDS members from microfilming and digitizing information in registers, according to the Catholic News Service.

To read the complete text of this article, click here.

On a lighter note, a prominent UK writer had some funny arguments against this restriction of church records to researchers. You can read it here.

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