» 06/27/2007, 00.00
Pope: just as in Aryanism, today there is the temptation to deny Christ’s divinity
Benedict XVI dedicated his 100th general audience to Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, the author of a catechism for true Christians, for whom “doctrine and life are not two distinct entities but one existential journey”. The Church’s position on adult stem cell research
The Church is not an association but a community “called by God,” says Pope
In continuing his presentation on the life and ideas of Saint Paul, Benedict XVI speaks about the Apostle’s views about the Church. Together “the various local Churches” are “the Church of God, which comes before them as their fulfilment.”
30/04/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul lifts ban on human stem cell research
Researchers in South Korea’s capital can conduct human stem cell research if they respect four conditions. Only eggs from aborted foetuses can be used. Research on human stem cells had stopped three years ago in the wake of the scandal that swept the phoney pioneer of human cloning. South Korea is now following the lead of the United States.
Pope: Man is greater than his genetic makeup and physical perfection
Receiving the members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Benedict XVI reaffirms the absolute value of the human person, against those who would like to use eugenics to eliminate all those who are sick or imperfect. It is necessary to fight "genetic reductionism," because man is greater than his physical body.
Pope: what is modern today is “out of date” tomorrow, only the Gospel is eternal
Tracing the figure of Saint Jerome during his general Audience Benedict XVI encourages the faithful to an “individual and communal” reading of the Gospel, because God speaks to each one of us, but his word is destined to build the community, the Church.
Pope says all nations must “set” the Gospel in own language and culture
Politicians must pay attention to and support the role of religions in society. In his General Audience Benedict XVI calls to mind Saints Cyril and Methodius, “Apostles of the Slavs”, “examples of what today is called enculturation”.
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