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Rejection of pro-life EU commissioner would insult Malta, prelate says

Catholic World News - November 20, 2012

Only a display of intolerance by European lawmakers will stop the appointment of Tonio Borg as health commissioner of the European Union, according to Msgr. Charles Scicluna.

Msgr. Scicluna, a veteran Vatican official who will be ordained on Saturday as auxiliary bishop of Malta, said that opposition to Borg—a Catholic who has been criticized by liberal groups because of his stands on abortion and marriage—would be an “affront” to Malta as well as to Catholics. “Europe, which is based on unity and diversity, would have given in to intolerance,” he said.

A vote on Borg’s nomination is scheduled for November 21.

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