Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018
VATICAN CITY

Vatican applauds science, but stresses 'ethical' application

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Vatican City, November 15 - Vatican Secretary of
State Tarcisio Bertone said Thursday that scientific research
should not be hindered but stressed that ethics must take
priority.
"Research, when it comes to the good of mankind, should
never be blocked," he said at a mass in St Peter's in honor of
the 27th Pontifical Council for Health Workers.
"Not all parts of science are on the same level," he added.
"Medicine puts an emphasis on man and not things, and for this
reason keeping ethics in mind is even more pressing, and the
responsibility more heavy".
The Catholic Church does not approve of all types of
medical research or interventions, and believes its view on
bioethics is universal and incumbent on non-believers as well as
Christians.
In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI underlined that the Church's
stance against abortion, stem-cell research and artificial
insemination "derived from a code of ethics inscribed in the
heart of man" and therefore "this code applies to believers and
non-believers alike".

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