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Pontifical Academy for Life

Pope Francis (file photo)

Pope Francis (file photo). On Thursday, Pope Francis sent a message to a conference on end-of-life issues, which was hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Pope addresses end-of-life issues

16/11/2017 13:18

Pope Francis has spoken on "end-of-life" issues in a new letter addressed to the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia. 


Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard with his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, in London's Great Ormond Street Hospital

Vatican's Academy for Life issues statement on baby Charlie Gard

29/06/2017 13:37

The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life has issued a statement regarding the case of the terminally-ill English baby, Charlie Gard, after the European Court of Human Rights rejected a plea from the baby’s parents to move him to the U.S. for medical treatment.

Fr. Tomi Thomas IMS meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican on 5 March, 2015.

Fr. Tomi Thomas IMS meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican on 5 March, 2015.

Two Asians among new members of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life

14/06/2017 11:09

Indian Father Tomi Thomas, former director-general of CHAI,  and Shinya Yamanaka,  a Japanese Nobel Prize-winning stem cell researcher, are among 50 new members of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life.