On February 23, 2010, Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop of Chicago, spoke to Brigham Young University on “Catholics and Latter-day Saints: Partners in the Defense of Religious Freedom.”
The event was held at the BYU Marriott Center, and reports estimate 12,000 in attendance. Also in attendance were Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Quentin L. Cook, and Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
Cardinal George explained:
“I’m personally grateful that after 180 years of living mostly apart from one another, Catholics and Latter-day Saints have begun to see one another as trustworthy partners in the defense of shared moral principles and in the promotion of the common good of our beloved country.” Read more…