Organ trafficking is barbaric, pope says

Pope Benedict XVI has called the trafficking in organs as one of the more "barbarian" activities carried out by organized crime groups.

Source: Beta
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"These crimes transgress the moral barriers which were progressively built up by civilization and they reintroduce a form of barbarism which denies man and his dignity," he said during an audience Friday with members of Interpol.

The pope called for a better international cooperation in combat against organized crime and terrorism and stressed that not only police and specialized international institutions should take part in it, but society, families, schools, religious communities and media as well.

Interpol General Assembly meeting was held in Rome. Interpol is the biggest police organization in the world with 190 member states, including the Vatican that joined in 2008.

On Thursday, Interpol elected its first female president, Mireille Ballestrazzi, the inspector general of France's national police, AP has reported.

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