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Privately Devout Romney Worships With His Family

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a campaign stop at Seilkop Industries in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, June 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a campaign stop at Seilkop Industries in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- Every year, Mitt Romney and his family spend a week at his lakeside estate in New Hampshire, and worship together at the small Mormon church in nearby Wolfeboro.

The GOP presidential candidate attended a service Sunday with his wife, Ann, five sons, five daughters-in-law and 18 grandchildren.

The Romney clan made up nearly a third of the congregation as one by one, worshippers stood at a podium to offer testimony, a custom in Mormon churches on the first Sunday of every month. Among those testifying was one of the many Romney grandchildren.

The communion service featured bread with water instead of wine, a variation that allows for the Mormon prohibition on drinking alcohol.

According to people familiar with Mitt Romney's private schedule, he goes to church nearly every week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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