Monday, October 15, 2007

Pope Benedict appeals to Sth Korea to reject cloning

Pope Benedict has appealed to South Korea's "inherent moral sensibility" to reject embryonic stem cell research and human cloning after the country decided to let embryonic stem cell research resume.

Whilst noting South Korea's notable successes in scientific research and development, Benedict stated that such research must be carried out with firm ethical standards, that always respect the dignity of human life.

Pope Benedict noted that the Vatican does not oppose somatic stem cell research, also known as therapeutic cloning, which uses human eggs.

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