PAPAL ENVOY TO WORLD MEETING ON FAMILIES STRONGLY CONDEMNS
January 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cardinal Alfonzo Lopez
Trujillo, the official representative for Pope John Paul II, closed
the Fourth World Meeting of Families Sunday with a Mass for nearly
one million. The Cardinal urged the faithful to fight abortion "with
all your might".
"Do not convert mothers' wombs, which are fountains of life, into
tombs," said the cardinal. "Laws all over the world should respect
the gift of life and not conspire at death, in the cruelty and shame
of procured abortion." Turning his attention to embryonic stem cell
research and its attendant evils of IVF and cloning he said,
"Seduced by science and technology, many presume that they are
arbiters of life, in all kinds of dangerous manipulation that can
even become nightmares to humanity."
The Pope addressed the massive crowd via satellite Saturday with an
encouraging message for married spouses.
See the Philippine media
coverage and the text of the Pope's message: