Posts Tagged ‘Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’

Catholic charity aims to empower women on peripheries and beyond

Monday, March 11th, 2024

For this year’s International Women’s Day, the global Catholic charity organisation Caritas Internationalis has published a new booklet exploring both the spiritual foundation of women’s leadership and giving voice to female protagonists around the world. In a forward for the booklet titled “Equality, Encounter and Renewal”, which was published March 7, Sister Alessandra Smerilli, secretary Read more

Archbishop of York’s visit strengthens unity with Rome

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Anglican Archbishop of York

The Anglican Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, was in Rome this week. It is his first official visit to the Anglican Centre and the Holy See. Cottrell said he felt encouraged to have met people within the Roman Catholic Church leadership after meeting Pope Francis at the Anglican Centre on Monday. His audience with Francis Read more

Pope Francis orders inquiry of Vatican’s social justice office

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Pope Francis is expected to launch an “apostolic visitation” – or investigation – of the Vatican’s mega-office that deals with social justice issues, La Croix has learned. According to several sources, a three-person team of visitators will be dispatched to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in the coming weeks. This will be the Read more

Vatican champions elderly rights during the pandemic

Monday, February 15th, 2021
elderly during the pandemic

A new Vatican document warns against “lack of concern and sensitivity” towards the weak and elderly during the pandemic and its aftermath. The Pontifical Academy for Life, assisted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, issued “Old Age: Our Future. The elderly after the pandemic” on February 9. It was signed by Archbishop Vincenzo Read more

Vatican COVID-19 Commission speaks of threats to world peace

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

The Vatican COVID-19 Commission says a “tsunami” of humanitarian crises is threatening world peace. These crises have been caused by the coronavirus emergency, conflict and decreased security around the globe, Vatican cardinal , Peter Turkson says. Echoing Pope Francis, Turkson is calling for a global ceasefire during the pandemic. This way, assistance can safely be Read more

Laudato si’ encyclical’s anniversary celebrations start on Sunday

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The Vatican will launch a year-long celebration of Laudato si’ on Sunday, to mark Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment’s fifth anniversary. The “special Laudato si’ anniversary year” is an initiative of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The Dicastery has organised events this week in the lead-up to the celebratory year, including several Read more

Sex, gambling and the internet: Vatican hosts addictions conference

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

A conference on addictions is taking place at the Vatican this week, with Vatican representatives joining forces with scientific experts. The conference is entitled “Drugs and addictions, an obstacle to integral human development.” Presentations will include best practices for treatment and prevention. The Dicastery says almost five percent of the world’s population has, at some Read more

The morality of the global market system questioned

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The morality of the global market system is being evaluated in a new Vatican document. The publication “Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones: Considerations for ethical discernment about some aspects of the current financial-economic system,” is said to be an effort to give more theological weight to Pope Francis’ criticisms that “this economy kills.” The Congregation for Read more