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We need more palliative care, says Vatican

Papal message appeals that we "not abandon the sick" and accompany them "in the difficult trial that presents itself at the end of life."

Pope: Life cannot be created in a lab

Also urges the elderly to be "burning coals of the Church"

Update: Parents in the U.K fight the courts for their toddlers’ lives

These cases remind Britain of basic bioethics principles.

The Church can’t abandon man to his mistakes, says pope

Specifically in regard to growing push for euthanasia, Francis says man must be reminded of his dignity.

For first time in U.S., woman gives birth after uterus transplant

Baylor Medical Center in Dallas is site of historic event.

Of course the disabled can be happy and fulfilled, affirms pope

Says it's narcissistic and utilitarian to think otherwise; defends the unborn from "eugenic tendency"

Brothers of Charity hospital board summoned to Vatican over euthanasia policy

The trustees have been invited to express themselves one last time on euthanasia before a "definitive decision" from the Holy See.

The overpopulation myth: Catholic teaching on how having children is good for the environment

Catholic social teaching on the environment and its implications for family planning

Gene “editing”: The devil is in the details

CRISPR technology and the borders of morally licit gene editing