Symposium in Rome to seek ways to enhance the relationship between religion and medical ethics

| 9 Settembre 2019

The Pontifical Academy for Life (Vatican City) and the World Innovation Summit for Health (Qatar), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, have announced a joint symposium titled ‘Religion and Medical Ethics: Palliative Care and the Mental Health of the Elderly’, to be held in Rome on 11-12 December, 2019. The first day of the symposium will focus […]

Archbishop Paglia visits USA From September 2nd. Meetings with Microsoft and IBM

| 4 Settembre 2019

Vatican City, September 2, 2019- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, will be in the United States from  September2nd . The visit is part of preparations for the next Pontifical Academy for Life Assembly on Artificial Intelligence, from 26 to 28 February, with the participation of Microsoft and IBM. Abp. Paglia’s […]

Pope Francis and the Crucial Importance of Catholic Bioethics

| 3 Settembre 2019

I want to thank Professor Dell’Oro for his invitation and kind welcome, and I want to say what an honor it is to meet and speak with you at Loyola Marymount, not only because of the academic excellence of your programs but additionally because I know that you have the ability to spread throughout the […]

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. […]