For Mitt Romney, charity centers on Mormon Church

More than 80% of giving directed to his religion

A review of Mitt Romney’s charitable giving shows that while he has directed the vast majority of his money to the Mormon Church and its affiliate Brigham Young University, his giving to other causes is modest in comparison and ebbs and flows with his political ambitions, according to a Globe inspection of his tax filings.

The Republican presidential candidate has donated $9.4 million, or more than 80 percent of his charitable giving, to the church over the past dozen years, a figure far higher than previously known. Other causes have received $1.8 million from Romney during that period, according to tax filings of his foundation and two personal tax returns that have been made public.

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