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Cardinal to meet embryo experts

The leader of Scotland’s Roman Catholic Church has agreed to meet scientists over a controversial embryos bill.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has described legislation going through Westminster, which would allow the creation of animal-human embryos, as “monstrous”.

But he said he would be “only too happy” to talk to medical researchers who would use the hybrid embryos.

Jim Devine MP, who wrote to Cardinal O’Brien urging him to meet scientists, said he welcomed the decision.

Speaking in the hall at St Bryce Kirk in Kirkcaldy – where Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s father, a Church of Scotland minister, preached – Cardinal O’Brien accepted Mr Devine’s call for a meeting.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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