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Pope Francis addresses members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on April 11, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis decries how ‘the unborn with disabilities are aborted’ in throwaway culture

Apr 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The pope warned “the throwaway culture” turns into “a culture of death” when people “presume to be able to establish... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022.

Pope Francis: All countries should promote family-friendly policies

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Read more

Cardinal Turkson at the Vatican Press Office.

Pope Francis gives new Vatican role to Cardinal Turkson

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope accepted Turkson’s resignation as head of Vatican’s social development office in December. Read more

Economist Jeffrey Sachs.

Pope Francis names Jeffrey Sachs to pontifical academy

Oct 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sachs has been a frequent visitor to the Vatican in recent years. Read more

Vatican announces launch of Catholic ‘global compact’ on the family

Aug 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The project is part of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year. Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants in the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, May 2, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'The common good has become global'

May 2, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking,... Read more

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, as it appeared in 2010.

Muslims who interpret Quran peacefully 'find a strong ally' in the Church

Aug 12, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican bishop spoke out last week stressing that while few Muslims are terrorists, there are passages in the Quran... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a conference in Rome on the link between climate change and human trafficking, July 21, 2015.

Vatican bails on questionable anti-human trafficking initiative (Updated)

Jul 30, 2015

Faithful to its commitment against human trafficking, the Holy See has left the board of an initiative it helped to... Read more

Soccer players participate in the 2014 Match for Peace in Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sept. 1, 2014.

Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Sep 2, 2014

By Elise Harris

Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating... Read more