VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict is urging Catholic pharmacists not to fill prescriptions aimed at what he calls "immoral purposes" like abortion or euthanasia.
The pope said druggists should become conscientious objectors in such cases -- a right that he says must be recognized by all professional pharmacists.
Benedict also said druggists should raise people's awareness so that "medicines truly play a therapeutic role."
He spoke to the 25th International Congress of Catholic Pharmacists.
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