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A Bible is placed on the bed of a three-month old baby suffering from Leukemia at the pediatric cancer section of a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sept. 10. Pain, suffering and human mortality should not be explained away, ignored or denied, but embr aced by faith in God, Evandro Agazzi, a member of the Italian National Committee for Bioethics, said in a Sept. 17 lecture in Rome.
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A Bible is placed on the bed of a three-month old baby suffering from Leukemia at the pediatric cancer section of a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sept. 10. Pain, suffering and human mortality should not be explained away, ignored or denied, but embr aced by faith in God, Evandro Agazzi, a member of the Italian National Committee for Bioethics, said in a Sept. 17 lecture in Rome.
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Pain, suffering and human mortality shouldn’t be explained away, ignored or denied, but embraced by faith in God, says an expert in the philosophy and ethics of science.

Only a concrete encounter with the Lord can provide solace for people grappling with the question of how there can be a God who is good when there is also agony and death, especially of innocent children, said Evandro Agazzi, a member of the Italian National Committee for Bioethics.

The Italian philosopher, physicist and mathematician was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by a Rome-based Catholic foundation, headed by a cardinal.



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