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Human dignity

Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

2502, 2021

News from our Members: discussions in Ireland on the introduction of euthanasia and assisted suicide

February 25th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 25 February 2021 Family Solidarity, our FAFCE Member in Ireland, recently presented a submission to the Committee on Justice of the Oireachtas (the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland), targeting the law proposal “Dying with Dignity Bill 2020”,

1102, 2021

INVITATION | FAFCE-COMECE joint Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe” (1st March 2021, 15.00 – 16.15 CET)

February 11th, 2021|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Following the publication of a joint Reflexion Paper on "The Elderly and the Future of Europe", the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) and the Conference Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) are

1301, 2021

FAFCE Dialogue with Elena Bonetti, Italian Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities: “The Families need to be seen as subject who are able to create the future”

January 13th, 2021|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , |

“These FAFCE Webinars aim to raise awareness on demographic and family issues”. Those were the words of FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, at the opening of FAFCE Webinar with the Italian Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities, Ms Elena Bonetti.

2412, 2020

For Christmas we want to gift children a safer Internet in 2021

December 24th, 2020|Categories: European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Child sexual abuse is among the most heinous crimes on the innocents. This crime is however a growing reality due to the rapid expansion of the digital world. To answer the complex issue of illegal online content regulation, the

2012, 2020

When science and faith meet | Interview with biologist Vincent Kemme on the question of euthanasia

December 20th, 2020|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

a When science and faith meet Interview with biologist Vincent Kemme on the question of euthanasia a Mr. Vincent Kemme is a biologist from the Netherlands, trained in the relationship of science and faith, with supplementary studies in theology,

312, 2020

Press Release | COMECE-FAFCE reflection on the role of the elderly in times of demographic change

December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Elderly people are a gift and a resource, [...] they cannot be seen as separated from communities”, states FAFCE, together with the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) in the reflection paper “The Elderly and the Future of

2511, 2020

#EndViolenceAgainstWomen: The fight against violences begins with education on human dignity

November 25th, 2020|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, declared: “The fight against violence calls for a change of mentality and for a focus on education. Domestic violence is the direct result of

1811, 2020

Ban on eugenic abortion in Poland: a crucial step to end discrimination against persons with disabilities

November 18th, 2020|Categories: European Union, FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the 22nd of October 2020, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that abortion due to eugenic reasons was unconstitutional, as it was contrary to the protection of the dignity and the life of the human person, guaranteed by the

2409, 2020

Slovakia: a bill under discussion to support pregnant women and young mothers

September 24th, 2020|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education|

An amending proposal to the law on abortion is currently discussed in Slovakia, which proposes to improve pre- and post-natal care for women. The amended law would then offer new means to protect pregnant women and young mothers from

1507, 2020

Scandal of the surrogacy industry in Ukraine: let’s put a stop

July 15th, 2020|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Scandal of the surrogacy industry in Ukraine: let’s put a stop Over the recent years, Ukraine has become an international hub for the practice of surrogacy, often acting against their own State legislation, due to its competitive prices