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Catholic politician confirmed as EU health commissioner

Catholic World News - November 21, 2012

The European Union has confirmed a pro-life Catholic as commissioner for health and consumer affairs.

The nomination of Tonio Borg, a Maltese lawmaker, had met with some opposition because of his views on abortion and same-sex marriage. But his nomination was approved after Borg assured European legislators that he would exercise his authority in keeping with existing European policies, not his personal preferences. Several European legislators remarked that the vote to approve Borg was a victory for common sense over intolerance.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Nov. 21, 2012 7:54 PM ET USA

    Let's see how this works out. Was his statement another "I am personally opposed. . ." do you think?

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