Muslim and Christian Perspectives on Palliative Care and End of Life

| 22 Gennaio 2019

I would like to join in the greeting offered by Dean Dallal and welcome you, both for myself and on behalf of the Pontifical Academy for Life, to our Conference dealing with “Muslim and Christian Perspectives on Palliative Care and the End of Life.” This conference is part of the Academy’s wider PAL-LIFE project that […]

Twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Pontifical Academy for Life

| 15 Gennaio 2019

February 11, 2019, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Pontifical Academy for Life.  On this occasion, Pope Francis wanted to commemorate the event with a letter, but not simply one that thanks the Academy and its Members for the work they have done in years past and encourages them to face with […]

With migrants stranded at sea, Pope Francis urges welcome

| 14 Gennaio 2019

It’s a new year but the same story for Europe, where two boats carrying immigrants have been stranded at sea for days while diplomats, clerics and politicians argue over whose responsibility it is to take them in. Pope Francis weighed in by calling European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” toward those fleeing poverty and persecution […]

Head of pontifical academy chides Europe’s leaders over migrants stranded at sea


CWN Editor’s Note: Europe’s leaders “guide 27 nations, with 500 million people, and [they] are not capable of making a decision over 49 people,” said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, in reference to the plight of migrants stranded for weeks at sea. “The Holy Father is right because when the fear […]

Paglia says beyond apologies for past, Church must build new future

| 8 Novembre 2018

ROME – In the wake of revelations surrounding scandals involving ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and accusations by a former Vatican ambassador that Pope Francis and other curial officials knew and said nothing, a leading Italian prelate has said it’s important to build a new future rather than getting stuck in the past. “Certainly it’s a difficult […]

From ‘nones’ to gangs, synod ponders the vicissitudes of youth

| 17 Ottobre 2018

ROME – In their second round of small group reports released Tuesday, participants in the Vatican’s month-long youth summit offered a clearer picture of their emerging priorities – which range from youth in gangs to the pastoral situations of same-sex couples, as well as relations between elderly and the young, outreach to the “nones,” and […]