(New York, NY) - It’s a room few get to see, with high ceilings, comfortable furnishings and an ethereal brightness that’s meant to evoke images of heaven.
Called the Celestial Room, it’s one of the most sacred rooms of a Mormon temple.
The purpose of the room is “to remind us that we’re on our way back to God. We’re on our way back to Heaven. That’s our objective,” Elder William R. Walker, a senior leader within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — also known as the Mormon Church — told Barbara Walters in a recent interview.
And not just any Mormon can enter a Celestial Room, only Mormons in good standing are allowed to enter.
Friday's special two-hour “20/20,” Barbara Walters met with religious leaders from different faiths around the world to get a range of perspectives on heaven and the afterlife.