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Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, a nurse and professor of nursing education from Botswana, has played a leading role in HIV/AIDS prevention and other health causes. Her appointment to the Pontifical Academy for Life was announced on Oct. 15, 2022.

Is new Pontifical Academy of Life appointee pro-abortion? She won’t say

Oct 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Sheila Dinotshe Tlou is an outspoken advocate of artificial birth control, which the Catholic Church says is morally unacceptable. Read more

Philippine Catholics lead AIDS memorial event

May 20, 2019

Filipino Catholic leaders in the central province of Iloilo held an AIDS memorial event over the weekend, to raise awareness... Read more

AIDS orphans Dominic, 7, and her sister Reticia, 10, standing between parent's graves in this December 2000 file photo.

How the Church has helped fight AIDS in Uganda, Malawi

Dec 23, 2014

Catholic leaders in Uganda and Malawi have issued largely positive informal progress reports on local Church efforts to combat HIV/AIDS... Read more

US axes AIDS relief funding to Church in South Africa

Jul 18, 2013

The United States has stopped funding AIDS relief programs in South Africa organized by the Catholic Church, handing the money... Read more


Priest devoted to helping AIDS patients dies in Chile

Jan 7, 2013

Father Ubaldo Santi Lucherini, one of the founders of Caritas Chile who devoted years of his life to caring for... Read more

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

Vatican calls for AIDS medicine to be free

Jun 23, 2012

At the 8th International AIDS Conference in Rome, the Vatican urged that medicines used to treat afflicted patients in Africa... Read more