WEEK IN RELIGION

The founding text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently sold for $80,000 by the online auction house EBTH. The bidding for the first edition of the Book of Mormon started at $1, but saw the price raise dramatically in the final 15 minutes of the weeklong auction. The winning bidder was from a private collector for the first edition, which was printed in 1830. The record price for a first-edition Book of Mormon was $180,000 in 2007. The printer’s manuscript of the first edition of the Book of Mormon sold for $35 million in 2017 and is the highest price ever paid for a religious manuscript. The LDS church has 15.8 million members and the church has distributed more than 150 million copies of the Book of Mormon for free.

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STUDY SAYS

Pope Francis still highly regarded

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, most U.S. Catholics have a favorable opinion of Pope Francis, five years into his papacy. The study found that 84 of American Catholics say they have a “favorable” view of Pope Francis.

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GOOD BOOK?

“Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose” by Sadie Robertson

Sadie Robertson, bestselling author and star of “Dancing with the Stars,” has an important message for her generation: You don’t have to be held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness anymore. In “”Live Fearless,” Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be.

— Thomas Nelson

THE WORD

Yahweh: Pronounced “YAH-way.” An English translation of the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH that form the name of God.

— ReligionStylebook.com

RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Grenada is:

— Protestant: 49.2 percent

— Roman Catholic: 36 percent

— Jeohovah’s Witness: 1.2 percent

— Rastafarian: 1.2 percent

— Other: 5.5 percent

— None: 5.7 percent

— Unspecified: 1.3 percent

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