The Catholic News Service reports: Ecumenical meeting marks first time Mormons join in papal gathering
'For the first time, representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a papal prayer service -- and it all started over coffee... Representing the Latter-day Saints at the April 18 meeting in New York were two members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elders M. Russell Ballard and Quentin L. Cook [who met out of] a growing respect between Catholics and Mormons, which began under the leadership of the late Gordon B. Hinckley, longtime president of the Latter-day Saints. .. Media representatives of the Latter-day Saints did not respond to a request for comment on the papal prayer service. [However] a statement on "respect for diversity of faiths" was posted on the church's Web site the same day as the New York meeting.'