February 22, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The head of the Roman Catholic Church spoke out against the use of body scanners at airports, saying human dignity must be preserved even as countries attempt to protect their citizens against acts of terrorism.
Pope Benedict XVI , making his comments during an audience with airport workers and officials at the Vatican on Sunday, did not specifically use the words body scanner in his address, according to reports in U.K. newspapers the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian.
But he said that even when facing the threat of terrorism, airport security officials should not forget to respect “the primacy of the human person.”