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Pontifical Academy of Life explores benefits of palliative care

VATICAN CITY — When euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is legalized, “it starts to be regarded as a ‘normal death,’“ and even as the most...

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...

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