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Address of Pope John Paul II to the Scientists of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 1985

Sunday, 20 October 1985

Ladies and Gentlemen,

1. I extend a most cordial welcome to all of you. And I rejoice with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and its illustrious President, Professor Carlos Chagas, for having succeeded in bringing together two groups of such distinguished scientists to reflect on the themes: "The Artificial Prolongation of Life and the Determination of the Exact Moment of Death", and "The Interaction of Parasitic Diseases and Nutrition".

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