Gianfranco Girotti's Modern Social Sins

On March 9, 2008, the vatican newspaper published a list of seven modern social sins. The list appeared in an interview with Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti,  who suggested they were "new sins which have appeared on the horizon of humanity as corollary to the unstoppable process of globalization." [CNN] Although not meant as an official shift in policy on what actions are most likely to earn you a front-row seat in the roasting racks of the eternal rotisserie of damnation, the Modern Sins are consistent with Pope Benedict XVI's hardline stance in confronting what he judges to be the moral equivocation in secular society.

In some cases, the media erroneously reported this list as a modernized replacement for the original seven, occasionally attributing them directly to the Pope. 

The Modern Social Sins

destroying the environment
genetic manipulation
obscene wealth
creating poverty
drug trafficking
immoral scientific experimentation
violation of the fundamental rights of human nature