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As cloning seems to be in the forefront of the news lately, let's look at some sites that explore the issue.

If you missed the latest news, scientists in South Korea have cloned humans. See the Catholic World News articles on it at and

“Reflections on Cloning” by the Pontifical Academy for Life at pontifical_academies/acdlife/ documents/rc_pa_acdlife_ doc_30091997_clon_en.html gives the historical, biological and ethical dimensions of the issue.

“On Human Cloning” by Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, aims to set out some aspects of cloning to inform the general public at library/curia/pcfclone.htm.

“Human Cloning” by Roberto Colombo of the Pontifical Academy for Life is taken from L'Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of the Holy See, at prolife/clonept1.htm.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a cloning/cloning legislation link page at prolife/issues/bioethic/cloning/index.htm. It covers a wide variety of articles including “The Myth of ‘Therapeutic Cloning.’”

Other articles on this issue can be found in my online directory at cloningx.html.