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Vatican Ambassadors Endorse Romney

Five former ambassadors to the Holy See announced Saturday that they were endorsing Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, over two GOP presidential rivals who are Roman Catholic: Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. The vote of confidence could help Romney in South Carolina, where religious conservatives play a big role in the primary, and Romney can use the endorsements against any religious attacks on him in the cutthroat state.