- Jul 26, 2021
Much is still unknown about the 2019 novel coronavirus and why it can kill so many people and yet also can infect many more without causing any symptoms, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert, told a Vatican conference.
On Thursday, the Fifth International Vatican Conference will begin to explore “the mind, body and soul,” bringing together religious leaders, scientists and personalities from sports and Hollywood.
When the difficulties and uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic were at their height in Italy this past spring, one Vatican cardinal defined the snowballing crisis as a form of “trauma.”
Speaking to executives from some of the world’s most important tech companies, Pope Francis said that technology needs “both theoretical and practical moral principles,” and that advances in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) cannot lead to a new “form of barbarism,” where the common good is left to the side under the rule of the law of the strongest.
The Vatican’s Culture Czar recalls Notre Dame cathedral’s history of rebirth and renewal after a fire nearly destroyed the French church on Monday.
On Thursday the Vatican debuted a new sports association, with a humanitarian focus and the eventual dream of representing the Vatican in the Olympics.
As secularism washes over the West, the Vatican is trying to provide guidelines for dealing with under-used or abandoned religious sites.
The future of artificial intelligence and what it means for the Church is discussed by Catholic theologians.