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Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez (CNS/Lola Gomez)

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith’s declaration on human dignity, which is said to include a faith-based critique of “gender ideologies” and surrogacy, will be released next week. Source: OSV News.

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the dicastery, and Msgr. Armando Matteo, secretary of the doctrinal section of the dicastery, along with Dr. Paola Scarcella, a professor of medicine and director of catechesis for persons with disabilities with the Community of Sant’Egidio, will speak at news conference, the Vatican press office announced on Tuesday,

In an interview with the Spanish news agency EFE in January, Cardinal Fernández said, “We are preparing a very important document on human dignity which includes not only social issues, but also a strong critique of moral issues such as sex change, surrogacy, gender ideologies, etc.”

The social issues would include anything that impacts human dignity, such as immigration, poverty, war and environmental degradation.

“As Christians, we must not tire of insisting on the primacy of the human person and the defence of his or her dignity beyond every circumstance,” Pope Francis told members of the doctrinal dicastery in late January.

The Pope said he hoped the new document “will help us, as a Church, to always be close to all those who, without fanfare, in daily life, fight and personally pay the price for defending the rights of those who do not count”.


New human dignity document to publish April 8 (By Cindy Wooden, CNS via OSV News)