Catholic Church and HIV/AIDS

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Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Panama Jan. 26, 2019.

Who is your neighbor? Someone who 'inconveniences' you, Francis says

Jan 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the final day of World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis met with the guests of a home for... Read more

Group of orphans.

Ecuador shelter serves patients and orphaned children with HIV

Dec 19, 2018

The San Luis Gonzaga Catholic shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children... Read more

This Chilean home offers hope for children with HIV

Dec 18, 2017

Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since... Read more

A commitment to the Gospel created Spain's largest center for AIDS patients

Dec 1, 2017

December 1 is World AIDS Day and Basida, Spain’s largest home for AIDS patients, has been serving them for more... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis was right about condoms and HIV

Dec 13, 2015

By Mary Farrow

On his return flight from Africa, as Pope Francis fielded the customary questions from the press, he challenged a journalist... Read more

Catholic charity urges HIV/AIDS funding in US budget

Jul 10, 2012

As congressional debate over the U.S. budget continues, Catholic Relief Services has stressed the need to preserve foreign aid funding,... Read more


1 in 4 centers dedicated to treating HIV/AIDS in the world are Catholic, says Cardinal

Nov 24, 2004

In a message for World AIDS Day, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers... Read more


WHO adopts Church strategy to contain Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic

May 11, 2004

The Church’s message of sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage – as a means to contain the HIV/AIDS... Read more