Archbishop Dermot Clifford statement concerning UCC Board decision regarding research on embryonic stem cells

28 Oct 2008

28 October 2008

Statement on behalf of Archbishop Dermot Clifford concerning the decision of the UCC Board of Governors regarding facilitating research on embryonic stem cells

Archbishop Clifford, as a member of the Governing Body of UCC, informed the Board of Governors of the Catholic Church’s teaching on stem cell research and the Archbishop reiterated that human life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death.

Archbishop Clifford believes that it is wrong to conduct research on embryonic stem cells and that such research should be prohibited by law.  This research is contrary to the ethical and moral teaching of the Catholic Church because it is contrary to the common good.


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Martin Long, Director of the Catholic Communications Office, 086 1727678