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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

Dr. Francis Collins

Report: Top Biden science advisor defended using aborted baby parts in research while NIH director

Mar 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pro-life leaders are challenging Dr. Francis Collins, a top Biden science advisor, after a new report claimed that he defended... Read more

Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, scientist and Christian, to step down as NIH head

Oct 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and an outspoken Christian, announced Tuesday that he will step... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican, May 27, 2019.

Pope Francis calls for shake-up of healthcare in wake of pandemic

Oct 7, 2020

Healthcare must be made more accessible to the poor in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis at a Nov. 12 meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Science should serve humanity, Pope Francis says

Nov 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday to use their knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, especially at... Read more