Rome: Health in Global Perspective

September 13, 2021

The Vatican has announced the “2021 Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life” with the theme “Public Health in Global Perspective. Pandemic, Bioethics, Future.” The Assembly will include a workshop featuring doctors and medical associations promoting abortion and abortion-tainted injections.

Last week the Vatican has officially announced the “2021 Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life” with the theme “Public Health in Global Perspective. Pandemic, Bioethics, Future” which “intends to offer a reflection on certain ethical values that proved crucial in this circumstance, but also an analysis of the challenges posed by a necessary ethical, medical and ecological ‘conversion’.”

The Assembly – taking place in Rome and online from 27 to 29 September, 2021 – will include a workshop featuring, among others, “world-renowned speakers” such as doctors and directors of medical associations who promote abortion and abortion-tainted injections, support for giving experimental injections to pregnant mothers during the first trimester, and support for the global gender agenda.

“The topic at the center” of the workshop is “the future of treatment and healthcare”, and its aim “is to give an original contribution to the important debate on public health and the problems that this health emergency has highlighted. To make sense of what has happened and not to lose the lessons learned from this crisis. A valuable lesson for a substantial renewal of societies and for a fairer and more sustainable future.”

“In the light of the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic”, the official website says, “the workshop intends to offer a reflection on certain ethical values that proved crucial in this circumstance, but also an analysis of the challenges posed by a necessary ethical, medical and ecological ‘conversion’.

The official press release by the “Pontifical Academy for Life” states:The Academicians (scholars and experts from five continents) will converge in Rome to discuss not only covid-19 but also the global challenge that the pandemic poses for a more equitable distribution of treatment and health care in the world. This crisis is too dramatic to be wasted.”

“The workshop aims to reflect on the experience of the pandemic from an ethical perspective, highlighting the medical, ecological and social issues that call for our responsibility and require a conversion, a change of mentality and structures. The goal is to give an original contribution to the important debate on public health and the problems that this health emergency has highlighted, for a deep renewal of society and for a more equitable and sustainable future.”

“For Western countries, the priority is vaccines and we are actually witnessing the greatest vaccination effort ever made in history”, explained Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life.  “However, we must not forget the need to build equitable healthcare on a global scale. The topic at the center of our reflection will then be the future of treatment and healthcare, if we really want to demonstrate that we have learned the lesson of the pandemic.” …

“Recently,” he continued, “several ambassadors to the Holy See have stressed the need to respond to this crisis with useful measures for the future. Vaccination is crucial in the perspective of a global protection against Covid-19 but the key issue concerns the possibility of truly overcoming the inequalities soon, by implementing a global health policy based on the right of everyone to access treatment”.

Official Press Release by the “Pontifical Academy for Life” – September 10, 2021
“2021 Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life” Official Website