Atlanta, GA 3/11/2008 1:11:22 AM
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Catholic Church Publishes New List of Seven Deadly Sins

The Vatican has revamped its list of the "seven deadly sins" recently.

The list was published by Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti at the end of a week-long training seminar in Rome for priests, known as the Sacrament of Penance.

The original list consisted of pride, envy, lust, gluttony, sloth, greed and anger. The revised list includes genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church stated that "immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into Hell".

In an interview with the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Girotti said he thought the most dangerous areas for committing new types of sins lay in the fields of bio-ethics and ecology. He also named abortion and pedophilia as two of the greatest sins of our times.

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