Thursday, April 26, 2007

Animal Rights Group Asks Pope to Quit Wearing Fur

VATICAN CITY--An Italian animal rights group called on Pope Benedict XVI to stop wearing fur out of "respect for the sacredness of the lives of all living creatures."The Italian Anti-Vivisection League made the appeal ahead of the pope's April 22 visit to the Italian city of Pavia, where he was to receive a fur cape made of white ermine pelts. Having the pope give up fur would be of "great religious and ethical significance" and be "a praiseworthy example of Christian charity," the group said in an April 13 press release. Vatican tailors had custom-ordered the fur cape from the Pavian furrier Annabella, according to the fur company's owner, Simonetta Ravizza. "It will be the pope's decision where to wear [the fur] or not," she said. @CNS

From the April 27, 2007 edition of The Mirror, the Catholic Newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

No indication of what the pope decided to do. However, if he is against abortion , why is he wearing fur?

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