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  • Vatican cardinal on a quest for the soul inside the machine

    Vatican cardinal on a quest for the soul inside the machine

    • Jun 28, 2017

    Modern technological advances are calling into question what it means to be human. Biotechnology is changing people from guardians into creators. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says these new technologies “have ethical and cultural implications that need to be considered.”

  • Pope Francis meets with children from Italy’s earthquake region

    Pope Francis meets with children from Italy’s earthquake region

    • Jun 3, 2017

    Nearly 400 children living in the towns in central Italy damaged by a series of earthquakes arrived at the Vatican train station at midday on Saturday on the “Treno dei Bambini” – the children’s train – an annual initiative by the Pontifical Council for Culture. Pope Francis told them when disaster strikes, we must have the “strength to start again.”

  • Vatican effort to talk about women’s issues stirs controversy

    • Feb 2, 2015

    ROME — Cardinals and other Catholic prelates from around the world will gather in Rome this week to discuss women’s issues such as domestic violence, plastic surgery, and women’s contributions to the Church. However, there won’t be any women at the table when the conversation begins, with the Vatican’s latest