- Jul 12, 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 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.
A child psychologist and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has said that the coronavirus has opened up new opportunities for the tech world, including artificial intelligence, to meet the needs of the disadvantaged.
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.
With the elderly notably representing the largest demographic of lives claimed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Vatican’s top official on life issues has warned against selective care practices that prioritize young patients over those who are older.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caught entire communities and nations off guard, and the best way to tackle this global crisis is together as a global family, the Pontifical Academy for Life said.