Friday, January 15, 2010

Pope Benedict thanks CDF for bioethics contributions

Vatican City, Jan 15, 2010 / 12:13 pm (CNA).- Speaking with the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on Friday, Pope Benedict expressed gratefulness for their work, particularly focusing on their efforts to apply Christians ethics to in vitro fertilization, cloning and gene therapy. The Pope first highlighted the 2008 Instruction "Dignitas Personae," which dealt with the morality of in vitro fertilization, new forms of contraception, freezing embryos, cloning, the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos, genetic screening and gene therapy, among other biomedical processes.

“Dignitas Personae” represents "a new milestone in the announcement of the Gospel, in full continuity with the Instruction 'Donum vitae' published by the dicastery in 1987,” the Holy Father said.

See also from Catholic World News, "True doctrine serves Church unity, Pope tells CDF."

And from YouTube-Vatican's Channel:

Benedict XVI: Share the Christian moral perspective
January 15, 2010


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