Vatican City, Oct 26, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The Holy See’s Press office made public today the speech delivered last week by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, during the International Convention Against the Cloning of Human Beings."
Archbishop Migliore focused on the “serious dangers that cloning involves for human dignity” and the need for international agreements that regulate all aspects of cloning.
“My delegation,” he stated, “wishes to reaffirm its view that the matter before us can be resolved through the earliest ban on human embryonic cloning”.
“It must be clear that the position my delegation takes is not, in the first instance, a religious one. It is a position informed by the process of reason that is in turn informed by scientific knowledge”, he added.