- Mar 7, 2021
After the “massacre of the elderly” due COVID-19 pandemic, the Vatican is calling for the world to re-think the way it cares for old people.
As vaccine distribution plans slow down throughout the North America and Europe due to a delay in production, the Vatican has called for equitable disbursement.
The Vatican’s coronavirus commission and the Pontifical Academy for Life issued a joint statement calling for a coordinated international effort to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.
Representatives of the Vatican and several major tech companies have expressed a common conviction that the heightened dependence on technology amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has opened the door to innovations in artificial intelligence aimed at solving the world’s most pressing issues.
Italy’s Ministry for Health announced Monday that it had formed a new commission for elderly care in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Vatican’s top official on life issues, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, had been tapped as its president.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with two of the world’s leading developers of AI software, the Pontifical Academy for Life will launch a new joint project looking at ethical ways artificial intelligence can be used to guarantee food security.
More bishops are pleading with their governments to give priority to ethically developed coronavirus vaccines, but many also are telling Catholics that not getting vaccinated is a more serious moral problem than using the problematic vaccines.
As the United States presidential elections draw nearer and candidates on both sides tout their position on life issues as reasons for their electability, the Vatican’s top official in the area has cautioned against turning life into an ideological weapon.