- Dec 8, 2019
Talking at a Vatican sponsored meeting which called for the universal right to safe and accessible drinking water, Pope Francis also cited “troubling” statistics from the United Nations which indicate that each day, a thousand children die from water-related illnesses.
NASA confirmed the discovery of seven new exoplanets not too far from Earth, bringing humanity one step closer to finding other livable planets and, possibly, extraterrestrial life. Does Catholicism have the means to survive such a discovery? The pope, experts and theologians say yes.
In an effort to find viable solutions for the trafficking of organs, which has become a global problem, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences has invited government ministers, judges, law enforcement personnel, medical professionals, human rights activists and journalists from 50 countries to the Vatican.
Politicians are ‘distracted’ from pursuing measures to bring down greenhouse gas emissions because of a politics and economics geared towards profit, Pope Francis told a group of scientists meeting at the Vatican.
Following a special wish of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organizing a two-day workshop Nov. 23-24 on the problem of, and solutions to, drug abuse.
ROME — California Gov. Jerry Brown, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and more than four dozen mayors and local officials will join Pope Francis here in late July for workshops on modern slavery and climate change. The sessions are jointly organized by the Vatican’s Academy for Sciences and the United