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Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi

Pope Francis prays near the tomb of St Francis in Assisi on October 5th 2013

Assisi joins global Catholic coalition divesting from fossil fuels

04/10/2017 17:13

A international coalition of Catholic institutions has announced its divestment from polluting fossil fuels. The institutions range from the Franciscan convent in Assisi, through dioceses and bishops conferences, to Catholic banking groups

Baroness Joanna Shields

Baroness Joanna Shields, British government special representative on internet crime and founder of WePROTECT, is one of the organisers of the World Congress on 'Child Dignity in the Digital World'

Protecting children on-line: Congress at Gregorian University

03/10/2017 14:08

Hear from one of the protagonists of a four day world congress, which opens at Rome' Gregorian University on Tuesday, entitled ‘Child Dignity in the Digital World’

A pedestrian looks at a board flashing stock prices on the Nikkei index in Tokyo, as Pope Francis calls for 'cooperative globalization'

A pedestrian looks at a board flashing stock prices on the Nikkei index in Tokyo, as Pope Francis calls for a 'cooperative globalization'

Pope's term 'cooperative globalization' call to rethink economic responsibility

26/01/2017 10:35

Pope Francis has recently called for a ‘more fraternal and cooperative globalization'. Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI, explains that the Pope's new term is a call to re-think economic responsibility and its impact on human dignity

Man holds vial at the Sanofi Pasteur site, the biggest production, research and development site of vaccines in the world

Man holds vial at the Sanofi Pasteur site, the biggest production, research and development site of vaccines in the world

Zika vaccine: France's Sanofi and U.S. Army join forces

11/07/2016 16:50

French drug company Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Staff celebrate at press conference after Juno spacecraft successfully placed into Jupiter's orbit

Staff celebrate at press conference after Juno spacecraft successfully placed into Jupiter's orbit

Faith and science: successful orbit of NASA's Juno spacecraft

08/07/2016 15:08

NASA's spacecraft, Juno, finished a five-year journey to Jupiter on Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit. This has set the stage for 20 months of collecting data from the biggest planet in our solar system.

"Trees for the Earth" is the focus of this year's Earth Day

"Trees for the Earth" is the focus of this year's Earth Day

Earth Day honors trees, calls for care for our common home

21/04/2016 12:05

On Friday April 22, over 1 billion people are coming together to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. This year, Earth Day coincides with the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a legally binding document aiming to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.