Mutual respect between Serbia, Holy See

| 14 Dicembre 2021

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said today during the talks with the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, that the relations between Serbia and the Holy See are without open issues, stable and characterised by mutual […]

Cries of Haitian people ‘cannot go unheeded,’ Vatican official says

| 20 Ottobre 2021

VATICAN CITY — The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. In an op-ed written following his Oct. 17-19 visit to the Caribbean nation, Paglia hoped that […]

Messa nel santuario di Altagarcia per l’apertura del convegno Somos

| 19 Ottobre 2021

Mark (1:29-39) I chose to preach about this Gospel passage because it provides a model for what we are doing together during this Somos Healthcare Providers Conference.  It is no coincidence that you have chosen to begin the Conference with the celebration of a Mass at the National Shrine of Santo Domingo.  In this passage, […]

The Challenges of Healthcare in Today’s World


We are living through the change of an era, as Pope Francis has said.  The globality of every human experience, the hard-to-fathom, irresistible and invasive development of innovative technologies, with their harmful ecological consequences, are radically and rapidly changing the human condition, with outcomes that are, at the same time, both encouraging and troublesome.  Today, […]

Public Health in Global Perspective – press conference

| 30 Settembre 2021

This Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life – the twenty-seventh assembly since 1994, the year the Academy was founded – has as its theme Public Health in Global Perspective. Pandemic, Bioethics, Future. This is not an Assembly about the pandemic, but about what we have learned from the pandemic and what guidelines we should follow […]

Vaccination is life!

| 2 Luglio 2021

It has now become a kind of mantra that vaccines belong to everyone. Indeed, they are health essentials, necessary in many cases for even survival itself. But as Pope Francis often reminds us, vaccinations also affect the common good and justice: “If a pharmaceutical can cure a disease, it should be available to everyone, otherwise […]