How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

| 25 Marzo 2019

By Jen CopestakeBBC Click It might not be the first place you imagine when you think about robots. But in the Renaissance splendour of the Vatican, thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, scientists, ethicists and theologians gather to discuss the future of robotics. The ideas go to the heart of what it means to be […]

Abp. Paglia in Tirana speaking about Palliative Care

| 20 Marzo 2019

Press Release. Palliative care: an across-the-board commitment in the Catholic world and beyond! Tirana, Albania, March 18, 2019. The Pontifical Academy for Life’s commitment to palliative care is «across the board», with conferences (the next in Brazil and Rwanda), ecumenical appointments, publications, and academic training. On Monday, March 18th, at the Faculty of Medicine of the […]

Roboethics? A global Question

| 1 Marzo 2019

Dear friends, Please accept my most cordial welcome to this time of reflection and exchange about a question that is extremely relevant today and looks in a new way at what has always been at the center of the mission of the Pontifical Academy of Life throughout its twenty-five years of activity, that is, the […]

Pontifical Academy for Life, XXV Annual Meeting, opening address

| 27 Febbraio 2019

Eminences, Excellencies, Esteemed Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we begin our Annual Meeting and at the same time we celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the foundation of our Academy, established on February 11, 1994 by Saint John Paul II, who was encouraged and inspired by the Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune.  Thank you, Madame Lejeune, […]

Robo Ethics, address of Pope Francis


My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I welcome you most cordially and I thank Archbishop Paglia for his kind words.  Our meeting is taking place during a great Jubilee for the Pontifical Academy for Life— the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of its Founding.  For this important occasion, last month I sent a letter entitled Humana Communitas to your […]

Vatican and Muslim experts unite to defend palliative healthcare

| 23 Gennaio 2019

ROME – Speaking to Catholic and Muslim experts on healthcare and ethics at a conference in Qatar this Tuesday, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life said that religions should be the guardians of palliative care. “Palliative care represents a human right and several international programs are working to make it so,” said Italian […]