Wednesday, July 17, 2024

From the Vatican


Pope Francis at G7: AI Must Not Replace Human Decision-Making

Pope Francis stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence (AI) be under the control of human beings as he participated for the first time in a G7 summit on June 14.

Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization

Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint.

Pope Francis Tells World’s Parish Priests: The Church Could Not Go on Without You

Pope Francis published a letter on May 2 addressed to all parish priests in the world with his advice for building a missionary Church in which all the baptized share in the mission of proclaiming the Gospel.

Vatican Document on Human Dignity Condemns Gender Transition, Surrogacy, Abortion

The Vatican’s top doctrinal office issued a declaration on the theme of human dignity on Monday that addresses growing concerns such as gender theory, sex changes, surrogacy, and euthanasia in addition to abortion, poverty, human trafficking, and war.

Pope Francis Announces Year of Prayer to Prepare for 2025 Jubilee

Pope Francis announced the start of a Year of Prayer on Sunday in preparation for the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

Vatican Responds to Widespread Backlash on Same-Sex Blessing Directive

The Vatican’s doctrine office issued a response on Thursday to “clarify the reception of Fiducia Supplicans” amid widespread international backlash to the Vatican’s recent declaration on same-sex blessings.

Vatican Unveils Nativity Scene Honoring St. Francis of Assisi and Devotion’s 800-Year-Old Origin

The Vatican unveiled its annual Nativity scene earlier this evening, paying special tribute to the origins of the beloved tradition on its 800th anniversary.

Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishops of Philadelphia

Pope Francis has appointed Father Keith J. Chylinski, Father Christopher R. Cooke, and Father Efren V. Esmilla as auxiliary bishops of Philadelphia. The appointments were publicized in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2023, by Cardinal Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Pope Francis to COP28: Environmental Destruction is ‘an Offense against God’

Pope Francis called the destruction of the environment “an offense against God” in a message given to the participants in the U.N. climate summit on December 2.

Pope Francis Announces Prayer Vigil, Day of Fasting for Peace in Israel-Hamas War

Pope Francis at the end of his general audience on Wednesday morning announced another day of prayer and fasting for an end to the Israel-Hamas war.

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