- Jul 8, 2020
Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia made headlines when he described as a “work of the devil” attempts to find a COVID-19 vaccine using cell lines created from fetuses aborted voluntarily decades ago.
The “extremely high death rate” in UK care homes for the elderly will go down as the greatest national failure of the coronavirus crisis, a Catholic bioethics institute said.
Moving to an “opt-out” system of organ donation in England is “regrettable,” according the country’s leading Catholic bioethics center. As of May 20, most people in England will be considered organ donors unless they record a decision not to donate.
Given the huge impact technology and artificial intelligence will have on humanity and the environment, the Pontifical Academy for Life is seeking to foster more ethical and moral reflection.
In a global race to find a cure for COVID-19, Kenya has joined World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial. But some Catholic bishops in the East African nation are urging caution, calling on scientists to strictly follow safety procedures and standards to ensure the ordinary people do not become “guinea pigs.”
Belgium’s Brothers of Charity have cut ties with their 15 homes for psychiatric patients after the Vatican stripped the institutions of their Catholic status because euthanasia was permitted on their premises.