- Sep 18, 2020
The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Catholic groups need to use mercy and compassion in anti-abortion campaigns as they seek to “transform” those who do not support the rights of unborn children.
As the United States presidential elections draw nearer and candidates on both sides tout their position on life issues as reasons for their electability, the Vatican’s top official in the area has cautioned against turning life into an ideological weapon.
The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life came to its own defense Wednesday, issuing a statement insisting its new document on the coronavirus doesn’t use specifically Christian vocabulary because it was trying to communicate “in a way accessible to all.”
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted humanity’s vulnerability and interdependence, as well as serious social and economic inequalities, the Pontifical Academy for Life said in a new document.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has warned that violent protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd – whose death took the global stage seemingly overnight, prompting widespread backlash throughout the international community – will only make racism worse, without solving underlying issues.
The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, publicly supporting a proposal to establish a national day in Italy to commemorate the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives to COVID-19, said formally remembering the dead is important.