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Pope Is No Tea Partier: Benedict Backs Guaranteed Health Care For All

As newly empowered Republicans prepare a congressional agenda topped by a promise to repeal health care reform, Pope Benedict XVI has strongly reiterated Catholic teaching that universal health care is an “inalienable right” that must be guaranteed by every nation and society. 

"It is necessary to work with greater commitment at all levels so that the right to health is rendered effective, favoring access to primary health care," Benedict said in a message on Thursday to the 25th annual conference of the Vatican office that promotes health care ministry. 

"Health justice should be among the priorities of governments and international institutions," he added. 

The pope said that establishing this goal requires “a true distributive justice that guarantees to all, on the basis of objective needs, adequate care,” and, “The social doctrine of the Church has always evidenced the importance of distributive justice and of social justice in the different sectors of human relations.”

This, after the pope backs condom use in some cases? Is the Catholic Church taking baby steps into the 21st Century?

In other news, Glenn Beck just got a new target based on social and distributive justice.

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