The Vatican convened a conference with medical experts and representatives of drug companies and humanitarian agencies on Dec. 6-7, 2018 to study pediatric HIV and how to care for children with the illness.
Politicians must act to assist workers as technology continues to transform jobs across Europe, said a committee of the European Union bishops' commission.
The more than 250 Catholic bishops from around the world meeting at the Vatican in October missed an opportunity to confront the global sex abuse crisis, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
At a time of technological and scientific progress, "we ought to feel shame" for not having advanced in "humanity and solidarity" enough to feed the world's poor, Pope Francis said.
Abolishing the death penalty worldwide would reflect the brave and hope-filled belief that crime can be dealt with without capital punishment and that a criminal should be given the chance to reform, a top Vatican diplomat told world leaders.