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Latest stories: Pontifical Academy for Life

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Reaffirms Support for COVID-19 Vaccines amid Spread of Omicron Variant

Dec 22, 2021

It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Abortion and Euthanasia as Treating Human Life Like "waste"

Sep 27, 2021

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said.

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In 6,000-word Document, Vatican Calls for Rethinking of Social, Pastoral Care for Elderly

Feb 9, 2021

The Vatican called on Tuesday for a rethinking of elder care in a document arguing that the elderly are best cared for in an environment more like a family home than a hospital.