Palliative care: a sign of hope

Pope Francis

Authentic palliative care is a sign of hope and si radically different from euthanasia, which is never a source of hope or genuine concern for the sick and dying.

COMECE issues statement ahead of EP vote on the inclusion of abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights


Ahead of the vote by the European Parliament on the Resolution for the ‘Inclusion of the right to abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights’ (2024/2655 RSP), scheduled for Thursday, 11 April 2024, the Presidency of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) has issued the following statement.

“Celebrating ability: investing in and accompanying children and adults with Down syndrome and their families”

Roman Curia

On 21 March 2024, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations held a side event together with the Center for Family and Human Rights entitled “Celebrating Ability: Investing in and Accompanying Children and Adults with Down Syndrome and their Families,” at UN Headquarters in New York during the Commission on the Status of Women.

Human. Meanings and Challenges

Pope Francis

Pope Francis discusses the relationship of science, technology and nature. Science and technology must promote the human being in its irreducible specificity.