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U.S. death row chaplain receives ‘Guardian of Life’ award from papal...

VATICAN CITY — Death row inmates in Florida’s prisons refer to their 6-foot-by-9-foot cell as their “house,” with some having lived in their “house”...

Vatican official Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia says addressing vaccine hesitancy requires dialogue

VATICAN CITY — While men and women have a responsibility to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they also have a responsibility to engage in dialogue...

Disabled people faced more barriers during COVID-19 pandemic, Vatican agency says

VATICAN CITY — People with disabilities were often overlooked and faced discrimination in various health care policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, said...

Palliative care makes a difference when accompanying patients on their end...

Drafting the "White Book for Global Palliative Care Advocacy" in 2019, the Pontifical Academy for Life laid out its commitment to a holistic approach...

COVID-19 vaccines are ethically sound, morally necessary to protect ourselves and...

Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro Pontifical Academy for Life People can be confident that the approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and ethical and that receiving the vaccine is...

Pontifical Academy for Life criticizes new liberalization of Italian rules for...

VATICAN CITY -- The Italian health ministry's liberalization of recommendations for using RU-486 to induce an abortion is a further sign that the government...

Rome conference focuses on holistic approach to caring for elderly

VATICAN CITY — Religions share an understanding of the importance of caring for people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs — and this precious insight...

Pope Francis mourns death of French patient Vincent Lambert after doctors...

VATICAN CITY -- "Every life is valuable, always," Pope Francis tweeted after offering prayers for Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French man who died July...

Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

VATICAN CITY — Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with...

Robotics needs ethical guidelines, speakers say at Vatican meeting

VATICAN CITY — As robotics play an increasingly greater role in today's world, their technological capabilities must not outpace ethical concerns, said a number...

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