COMECE Working Group on Ethics calls on EU, member states to ensure “affordability, sustainability and security” of medical and pharmaceutical supplies
Doing away with inequality “requires more than economic growth”, insists Holy See Permanent Observer to UN in New York Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia
Pope Francis has repeated his plea that a future coronavirus vaccine be made available to all.
As a Catholic lay leader I am often confronted and challenged because I support Biden for president.
Pope Francis on Saturday decried the injustice of what he called “pharmaceutical poverty”, denouncing that those who live in need are poor even in medicines, treatment and health.
During the World Health Organization’s media briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about the logistical challenges involved in combatting the pandemic.
As a show of “practical love for our neighbours” during COVID-19, Irish Church leaders have urged the wearing of face masks during services.
Hermine Nzotto wrote a letter to Pope Francis who recently baptised her twin baby girls.
Pope Francis has personally baptised the two-year-old conjoined twin girls from the Central African Republic who were separated in June in a delicate and pioneering operation at the Vatican-run Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital.
As COVID-19 surges in the United States and worldwide, even the richest and best insured Americans understand, possibly for the first time, what it’s like not to have the medicines they need to survive if they get sick.
The Pontifical Academy for Life released a document on Wednesday, entitled “Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth”.
“Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth” is the title of the document released on Wednesday by the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life.
In this situation of pandemic “that makes us aware that we are all potentially sick, for us, animated by the charisma of Camillus de Lellis, the announcement of Christian hope becomes even more urgent and perhaps even more audible by our brothers and sisters in humanity”.
Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators in recent weeks to various countries, especially those with poor health care systems, as a gesture of his closeness and support in their fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Pope Francis has expressed his “esteem and sincere thanks” to healthcare workers for their “professionalism and self-sacrifice” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Spanish Catholic University president has accused Bill Gates and George Soros of wanting to control the world with a chip in a COVID-19 vaccine, blasting them as “slaves for Satan” for that underhanded plan.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Pope Francis also has added his voice to the many asking to #saveourelderly.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited a settlement just outside of the gates of Rome on Saturday evening.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella reflected on the Pope’s message for the 4th World Day of the Poor at a live-streamed press conference from the Holy See Press Office on Saturday.
Russian Orthodox hierarchs have joined the ranks of COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, going so far as to warn that the pandemic could herald the coming of the Antichrist.
The “selfish” attitude of rich countries during the COVID-19 pandemic is having a “frightening” effect on the poor worldwide, a German archbishop has denounced.
The Catholic relief and development network Caritas Internationalis has warned that the number of starving people in the world could double as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and could reach as high as 230 million.
A Franciscan expert is warning of a “dystopia” if society delegates to contact tracing apps its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctrine, compassion, vengeance and money are combining to create the perfect storm for a row over euthanasia in Belgian hospitals.
The Belgian Brothers of Charity are staying defiant after the Vatican stripped 15 psychiatric hospitals of theirs of the ‘Catholic’ label over those clinics’ practice of euthanasia.
Italian Caritas, since the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, has intensified its contact with and coordination of the 218 diocesan Caritas in Italy.