Archive of May 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 4, 2019

Scientists join call for moratorium on embryonic gene editing

May 4, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- A group of 62 doctors, scientists, and bioethicists have issued an open letter urging a global moratorium on experiments that alter human genes that can be passed on to subsequent generations, a practice known as “germline editing.”

Pope Francis urges Swiss Guard to witness to the joy of faith

May 4, 2019 - 05:14 am .- Pope Francis encouraged the Swiss Guard Saturday to use their work, and the encounters they have in and around Vatican City, to be witnesses of faith, joy, and God’s love.

In South Sudan, the 'Blue Sisters' bring hope to abused women

May 4, 2019 - 05:00 am .- They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in a region dramatically affected by the South Sudanese civil war, they are usually known by the bright color of their habits. To most who know them, they are the “Blue Sisters.”