Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP
Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had 40 wives, church acknowledges

Church leaders acknowledge prophet Joseph Smith's prolific polygamy for first time, signalling new openness for an often-secretive religion

Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP
Utah polygamist Tom Green poses with his five wives and some of his 29 children in 2000, the year before he was convicted. Photo: AFP
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