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Rev. Tomasz Trafny

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Head of Department

Pontifical Council for Culture
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman of the Science and Faith Department
    Pontifical Council for Culture
  • Executive Coordinator
    Pontifical Council for Culture
  • Member, Pontifical Council for Culture
    Vatican
  • Head of the Pontifical Council for Science
    Culture
  • Head of the Pontifical Council for Science Department
    Culture
  • Vice Coordinator
    STOQ Project

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Vatican’s Council for Culture
  • Director
    STOQ Project
43 Total References
Web References
A few years ago, Father Tomasz ...
www.kqed.org, 1 Nov 2011 [cached]
A few years ago, Father Tomasz Trafny was brainstorming with other Vatican officials about what technologies would shape society, and how the Vatican could have an impact. And it hit them: Adult stem cells, which hold the promise of curing the most difficult diseases, are the technology to watch.
"They have not only strong potentiality," says Trafny, "but also they can change our vision of human being[s], and we want to be part of the discussion."
In a rare move, the Vatican decided to collaborate with a private company, NeoStem, to do education and eventually research. The Catholic Church is investing $1 million to form a joint foundation, and next week, scientists from around the world will meet at the Vatican to discuss the future of stem cell therapies.
Trafny, who is chairman of the science and faith department at the Pontifical Council for Culture, says they believe there's a superior alternative to embryonic stem cell research.
"We don't see reason why we have to sacrifice human lives, while we have technologies that do the same without harming anyone and without raising any moral difficulties," he says.
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BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY: A few years ago, Father Tomasz Trafny was brainstorming with other Vatican officials about what technologies would shape society, and how the Vatican could have an impact.
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TOMASZ TRAFNY: They have not only strong potentiality, but also they can change our vision of human beings, and we want to be part of the discussion.
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Trafny, who is chairs the science and faith department at the Pontifical Council for Culture, says they believe there's a superior alternative to embryonic stem cell research.
TRAFNY: We don't see reason why we have to sacrifice human lives, while we have technologies that do the same without harming anyone and without raising any moral difficulties.
Members : World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
wcsfp.com, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Father Tomasz Trafny; Executive Coordinator; Science, Theology and Ontological Quest Project; Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican City State)
Born in Darlowo (Poland) in 1970, Father Tomasz Trafny completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Lublin. Ordained priest (in 1996) for the Archdiocese of Lublin, he served as a chaplain in the Hospice for terminally ill patients. He continued his post-graduated studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin and than at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.
From 2006 he has served as the Official of the Pontifical Council for Culture and Executive Coordinator of STOQ Project (Science, Theology and Ontological Quest). He deals with matters related to the dialogue between science and religion, but his interests include also environmental and climate change issues. Director of the STOQ Project Research Series.
Fr. Tomasz Trafny, a member ...
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Fr. Tomasz Trafny, a member of the Vatican’s Council for Culture, said the move shows how companies are beginning to see that it's “not worth it to invest money, energy,†and “human potentiality†in embryonic stem cell research.
The decision by Geron to end its study is significant “because they publicly acknowledge that that they don't see any significant improvements in that research,†he told CNA on Nov. 23.
Fr. Trafny said the shut down is also important because “it shows that those who focused on adult stem cells were right not only because of potential clinical applications but also from ethical point of view.â€
Breakthrough- The Pontifical Council for Culture and NeoStem Partner to Advance Adult Stem Cell Research
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NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a press briefing in New York, Reverend Tomasz Trafny of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture announced what he characterized as the Vatican's first-ever contractual collaboration with an outside commercial venture to advance stem cell research - adult stem cell research. Reverend Trafny also revealed that the Pontifical Council for Culture through its charitable foundation STOQ International, is making an economic commitment of one million dollars to start its collaboration with NeoStem (NYSE Amex: NBS), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the US and China. Dr. Robin Smith, CEO of NeoStem, made the announcement along with Reverend Trafny.
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Rev. Tomasz Trafny
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"Considering the potential implication of scientific investigation, medical applicability and the cultural impact of research on adult stem cells, we view the collaboration with NeoStem as a critical effort," said Trafny.
My People, Vol. 26, Issue 5, May 2013
www.presentationministries.com, 1 May 2013 [cached]
Tomasz Trafny, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture's Science and Faith foundation.
"This conference," said Msgr. Trafny, "is part of a project that developed thanks to the generosity, determination, and passion of many people belonging to different communities [such as] The Stem for Life Foundation..., the scientific community, benefactors..., journalists, as well as pastoral caregivers at various levels.
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Trafny observed, "that contemporary science seems increasingly hermetic, impenetrable to the uninitiated and, as such, needs translating, without which it sometimes becomes difficult, if not impossible, to follow its developments. … So we focused mainly on first asking the speakers to make their knowledge more accessible to those without a scientific background.
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Trafny invited journalists to attend this International Conference in order to communicate "the positive, encouraging, and optimistic message of the Church's support of high quality, ethical research to both scholars-so that they have no doubts of our commitment-as well as to those who are struggling with the pain of degenerative disease and who are awaiting hopeful signs from the research."
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