No research can ever justify destroying human embryos, Pope Francis says

(CNS) Pope Francis has urged scientists not to take part in a “throwaway culture” by destroying human embryos in the search for a cure to Huntington’s disease.

“We know that no ends, even noble in themselves, such as a predicted utility for science, for other human beings or for society, can justify the destruction of human embryos,” the Pope said yesterday.

At a meeting with 1,700 people, many of whom suffering from the degenerative condition, Pope Francis said Jesus proved through His love that disease and sickness are “never an obstacle to encountering people”.

“Fragility is not an evil. And disease, which is an expression of fragility, cannot and must not make us forget that, in the eyes of God, our value is always priceless,” the Pontiff said. [More]

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