- Aug 4, 2021
Seafarers kept products moving globally during the coronavirus pandemic, but too many of them have no access to vaccines, have been stranded on ships and often face the danger of piracy, the Vatican said.
Closing the year-long celebration of the Laudato Si’ year that began on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s ecological encyclical, the Vatican is sponsoring a series of events this week.
As part of its own “Laudato si’ Week” being celebrated May 16-24, but also with the hope of influencing an upcoming UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome in July, the Vatican is presenting a series of webinars on food for all.
Marking the beatification of an Italian judge murdered by the Mafia, a Vatican office announced the formation of a working group on “the excommunication of mafias.”
The head of the Vatican’s justice, peace and human development efforts urged over 700 graduates of the University of Saint Francis to follow the example of their school’s namesake and the advice of the pope who shares his name.
World-renowned English anthropologist Jane Goodall has joined her voice to the Vatican’s in calling for the defense of biodiversity, saying she sees Pope Francis as a source of hope for his stance on the environment.
Ensuring equal access to health care, especially for the less fortunate, can only be achieved through a “renewed moral commitment by the countries with the greatest resources to the countries most in need,” Cardinal Peter Turkson said.
Everyone is responsible for caring for the world’s oceans, which are fundamental to supporting life on the planet, said a panel of speakers at a Vatican conference.