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Pope warns against misuse of biotechnologies

Pope Francis has urged scientists and experts in biotechnologies to always be aware of the effects their decisions can have on human life and on creation. The Pope was addressing members of the National Committee for Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences at an audience in the Vatican. The main issues addressed by the Committee’s various […]

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Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan’

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which has hit the Horn of Africa region and condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”. He called on all involved to “commit not to stop at making statements, […]

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Pope: Women bring harmony that makes the world beautiful

“Without women, there is no harmony in the world.” That was the message of Pope Francis in his homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. At the center of his reflection was creation of woman, as told in Genesis. Men and women are not equal; the one is not superior to the […]

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Pope: Catholic educators must teach the grammar of dialogue

Pope Francis has urged all those involved in Catholic education to be builders of a more united and peaceful world. In an address on Thursday morning to the Congregation for Catholic Education that is holding its Plenary Assembly, the Pope pointed out that institutes of education have meaning only in relation to the formation of […]

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Pope Audience: We look with hope to unity not division

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that Christian Unity and reconciliation are possible. He was speaking during his weekly General Audience in the Paul the VI hall where he also continued his catechesis on Christian hope. We look more ‘to that’ which unites us rather than that which ‘divides us”. Those were Pope Francis’ words on […]

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Look at the face of children to really understand the phenomenon of migration today

“The Pope has given this World Day for Migrants and Refugees a key to important reflection that passes through migrant children. We must look at them in order to truly understand the phenomenon of migration today”. This was stated in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, by Sr. Neusa de Fátima Mariano, Superior General of […]

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