The Remnant | by Diane Montagna | May 7, 2020
Titled “An Appeal for the Church and the world,” the three-page document (see full text below) was released in six languages on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30, local-time Rome.
Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, have also put their names to the appeal, together with an international group of bishops.
The list of more than 80 signatories includes prelates and theologians, doctors (several from northern Italy), lawyers, journalists and heads of associations. American signatories include Michael Matt, Editor of the Remnant, and Steven Mosher, a renowned expert on China and President of the Population Research Institute.
The prelates call on the scientific community to provide real cures for Covid-19 and remind them that developing or using vaccines derived from aborted fetuses is “morally unacceptable.” They exhort government leaders to ensure that citizens are not controlled through “contact-tracking” or other similar methods. And they urge the media to provide accurate information by giving room to “voices that are not aligned with a single way of thinking”.