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Image from Thailand's worst drought in decades caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon

Image from Thailand's worst drought in decades caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon

Vatican seminar on water pushes for better public policies

23/02/2017 16:25

A 2-day seminar organized by the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences is underway in the Vatican. It aims to propose much needed public policies for water and sanitation management.

Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Vatican organ trafficking summit issues statement

09/02/2017 10:32

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has issued a statement following its summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism which was held in Rome this week.

 

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Ponficial Academy for Life, spoke to a US bishops' bioethics conference in Dallas

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Ponficial Academy for Life, spoke to a US bishops' bioethics conference in Dallas

AB Paglia speaks to US bishops’ bioethics workshop

07/02/2017 10:10

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, addressed a bioethics workshop held by the bishops of the United States in Dallas, Texas on Monday, thanking them for their "leadership in initiatives that actively defend human life and the dignity of the person"

 

Immigrant children play at a refugee centre in Lampedusa, Italy.

Immigrant children play at a refugee centre in Lampedusa, Italy.

European Mayors meeting at Vatican issue statement

11/12/2016 13:03

European Mayors meeting in the Vatican concluded a two-day meeting on the refugee crisis by issuing a statement calling for the creation of a “Network of Mayors” to help deal with the issues facing the cities on the continent.

 

The Pontifical Academy for Life has a new Statute, which comes into effect next year.

The Pontifical Academy for Life has a new Statute, which comes into effect next year.

New Statute for the Pontifical Academy for Life

05/11/2016 18:11

The Statute of the Pontifical Academy for Life, signed by the Holy Father on 18 October, was published on Saturday, and will come into effect on 1 January 2017.

 

Ambassador Susan Coppedge

Susan Coppedge, the U.S. anti-trafficking ambassador who is speaking at the opening session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on combatting organised crime

U.S. Ambassador on combatting trafficking addresses Vatican summit

01/06/2016 17:36

The U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador Susan Coppedge addresses the opening session of a two day Vatican summit of judges from around the world meeting to discuss ways of combatting human trafficking and organised crime. 

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he is driven through the streets of central Florence

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he is driven through the streets of central Florence

Pope Francis sends message to Pontifical Academies

10/11/2015 17:00

Pope Francis on Tuesday sent a message to members of the Pontifical Academies on the occasion of their twentieth General Meeting