Vatican City, Feb 16, 2005 / 22:00 pm
In a press conference this morning at the Vatican, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, discussed an upcoming assembly themed, “The Quality of Life and the Ethics of Health.”
The assembly of the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life which will meet in the Vatican from February 21 to 23 to focus on what Bishop Sgreccia called, "two current and weighty concepts: 'the quality of life' and that of 'health'."
He said that "developed societies push for attaining a better level of the quality of life and international organizations intend to assure a better level of health," noting that "what exactly is meant by 'quality of life', is not yet clear to the public and perhaps not even to politicians themselves.
The president of the Pontifical Academy, defined "quality of life", by remarking that there are many parameters: medical-health, socio-economic, with a greater consumption of material goods today than in the past, and even ecological.”