BERLIN, January 25, 2002 ( – Cardinal Karl Lehmann, president of the German Catholic Bishops Conference, and Manfred Kock, president of the Council of Evangelical Churches, joined together in writing an open letter opposing scientific research with embryonic stem cells. The letter was followed by a release from the Permanent Council of the Catholic Conference calling on politicians to vote in defense of life next week, as the German Parliament considers allowing the importation of human embryos for experimentation.

Zenit reports that the bishop’s document said, “The importation of embryonic stem cells accepts, in fact, the killing of people in the embryonic stage, and this is in fundamental opposition to Christian ethics.”

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