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Pope calls World Youth Day 2000 one of the most important and exhilarating events of his 22-year papacy
His Holiness Pope John Paul II relived World Youth Day 2000 over again during his Wednesday General Papal Auidience. He called it
one of the most important and unexpected events of this pontificate.
Even three days after it concluded, John Paul II was deeply moved.
A good part of the 40,000 pilgrims present were youths who wished to see
the Holy Father again; they waved their hats and handkerchiefs in sheer
joy. For two hours, last weekend's spirit at Tor Vergata was relived.
The Pope responded, by dedicating virtually the whole meeting this
morning to reminiscing about the time he spent with two million youths
last week. more
Sad day in US History as Clinton-Gore Administration sell out America with announcement of stem cell research
With another licence to kill, the Clinton-Gore
administration on Wednesday announced it would use taxpayer
dollars to fund research on human stem cells taken from
embryonic unborn children, eliciting protests from pro-life
groups. The National Institutes for Health (NIH) said it would
employ strict guidelines to avoid violating a law banning
the use of embryos in government-funded research. Under the
rules, the unborn children, left over from in vitro
fertilization procedures, would be killed by
privately-funded researchers who would then pass on the
cells to government scientists. more
Vatican condemns human embryo experimentation, labels Clinton-Gore Administration's Decision "Hypocrisy"
The Holy See didn't take long to decry the Clinton-Gore administration's hypocrisy. A few hours after the U.S.
government announced the decision to allocate public funds to human
embryo experimentation, the Pontifical Academy for Life published a
document defining this research as unacceptable from the ethical point
of view, as it does not consider the embryo as "a human being who must
be respected and treated as a person." After all, the first right of a
person is the right to life. more