VATICAN, May 28, 2001 ( – At the close of the extraordinary consistory of Cardinals in Rome last week it was announced that the Vatican would issue a lexicon of terms relating to new concepts of sexuality and to the family. Cardinal Alfonso L—pez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said the work would explain new terms such as “sexual health” and “gender differences.” Zenit News reports that the manual would include the studies and reflection of the Church, especially that of Vatican delegations to U.N. world conferences on population, women, social development, and shantytowns.

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