Disconcerting effects with biomedicine

| 21 Giugno 2019

(ANSA) – Vatican City, June 18 – Biomedicine can have “decidedly disconcerting” effects in chronic illness, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Msgr Vincenzo Paglia, said Tuesday. “Biomedicine’s capacity to treat acute illnesses often entails the production of chronic pathological situations,” he said. Resuscitation techniques, for example, “on the one hand permit decisive […]

Death of cardinal Elio Sgreccia

| 10 Giugno 2019

The death of Cardinal Elio Sgreccia certainly leaves a great void. I remember him – I was still a young priest at the time – as one of the pioneers in the world of medicine and health care ministry, especially in the area of ​​research on bioethical problems. The integration of Christian doctrine and scientific […]

Congress Palliative Care

| 27 Maggio 2019

Dear Friends, I sincerely thank dr. Larkin for the invitation to participate in this important world congress. On behalf of the Pontifical Academy for Life, I wish to extend the greeting of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church to all of you. The Pontifical Academy for several years is committed to promoting  palliative care in the world. […]

Joint Declaration of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and the Pontifical Academy for Life on the case of Mr. Vincent Lambert

| 23 Maggio 2019

In full agreement with the affirmations of the Archbishop of Reims, H.E. Msgr. Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, and the auxiliary bishop, H.E. Msgr. Bruno Feillet, in relation to the sad case of Mr. Vincent Lambert, we wish to reiterate the grave violation of the dignity of the person that the withdrawal of nutrition and hydration would […]

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 […]