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Pope Francis meets with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, July 24, 2023, in a private Vatican audience.

Pope meets with head of World Health Organization

Jul 24, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis met with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, Monday morning. Read more


WHO guidelines on abortion imply conscience objections are 'indefensible'

Mar 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The World Health Organization’s latest guidelines on abortion treat individuals and institutions that object to abortion as an obstacle, while... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City Flag.

World Health Organization grants Holy See permanent observer status

Jun 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

As a permanent observer, the Holy See will be able to participate in debates at the World Health Organization. Read more

Better to engage WHO than leave, UN observer says 

Jun 3, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

While President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization, a better strategy would be... Read more

A lab technician scientist in PPE.

Holy See donates to WHO fund for medics on pandemic front line

May 19, 2020

The Holy See has pledged to contribute to the World Health Organization’s emergency fund supplying protective equipment to medics fighting... Read more

Why the World Health Organization says Minecraft could ruin your mind

Jun 19, 2018

This week, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its list of International Classification of Diseases, drawing praise from... Read more