New ‘Atlas of Vulnerability’ Shows Where Help Is Most Needed Post-COVID

The Atlas of Vulnerability: Developing Countries and the Pandemic database features 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries that Eric LeCompte, executive director of Jubilee USA Network, argues need more support, resources, and aid than they’ve received so far through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Honored To Be Appointed to Papal Academy

World-renowned American economist Jeffrey Sachs said he vows to do his “utmost to contribute” to the “path-breaking work” of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) after his appointment to the academy was announced on Oct. 25.

Controversy Surrounds Flag Confiscation in St. Peter’s Square

Many were shocked on Sunday when the Vatican police forced a group of 15 Cuban demonstrators to put down their Cuban flags at the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. Although political manifestations have always been banned at the event, pilgrims often bring flags, hoping Pope Francis will make mention of their country.