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Pope urges respect for embryos

4 years ago November 27, 2010 Nov 27, 2010 Saturday, November 27 2010 Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:16:43 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has called for politicians and other world leaders to show more respect for human life at its earliest stages by saying embryos are dynamic, autonomous individuals.

Benedict made the comments during a vespers service Saturday to mark the beginning of Advent. This year, the Vatican urged bishops around the world to make the service a vigil for "nascent life."

The service comes amid continued fallout from the pope's remarks about condoms and HIV contained in a book-length interview published this week. While reaffirming condoms aren't a real or moral solution, Benedict said people who use them are taking a moral step forward because they are aiming to protect their partners from HIV - even when conception is at stake.

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