Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Vote against cloning, or else, Pell warns

‘Cardinal George Pell has warned Catholic politicians they face “consequences” in the life of the church should they vote for an “immoral” bill before the NSW Parliament to expand stem cell research.

In calling for a “no” vote, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney said he wasn’t threatening excommunication.

However, he didn’t rule out that their vote would disqualify them as church members or “loosen” their bonds with the church, which has taken a strong pro-life position on therapeutic cloning.

Catholic MPs would need to seriously think about taking Holy Communion, the key sacrament, Dr Pell said, and “were certainly doing the wrong thing”.’

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