Resources

Pope's Prayer Intention – Artificial Intelligence
Pope Francis, November 5, 2020

Fratelli Tutti
Pope Francis, October 3, 2020

Article – Contributions from the Catholic Church to Ethical Reflections in the Digital Era
Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life & Working Group on Roboethics of the Pontifical Academy for Life, May 11, 2020

Rome Call for AI Ethics
Pontifical Academy for Life, February 28, 2020

Conclusive Remarks at the Seminar on the Common Good in the Digital Age
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, September 26-28, 2019

Ethical Reflections on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and Augmented Soldiers – with a selection of documents from the Holy See’s engagement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Caritas in Veritate Foundation, November 2017

Background on Armed Drones
January 2014

Sowing Weapons of War: A Pastoral Reflection on the Arms Trade and Landmines
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 16, 1995

Landmines Video List

Policy and Advocacy Letters and Statements

2019-2010

Statement at the 2019 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, March 26, 2019

Statement at the 2018 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, August 27, 2018

Statement at the 2018 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, April 9, 2018

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum on the Occasion of the Annual Gathering in Davos-Klosters 
Pope Francis, January 23-26, 2018

Statement at the 2017 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, November 13, 2017

Statement at the Informal Expert Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, April 11, 2016

Letter to National Security Advisor Rice on Framework for Policy on the Use of Armed Drones
Bishop Oscar Cantú, May 11, 2015

Background on Armed Drones
January 2014

Letter to National Security Advisor Regarding Mine Ban Treaty
Bishop Richard E. Pates, February 12, 2014

Statement at the Annual Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organization in Geneva, November 2013

Letter to Administration/Congress on Drones & Targeted Killings
Bishop Richard E. Pates, May 17, 2013

Joint Letter to President Obama Reiterating Call for U.S. toJoin Mine Ban Treaty
Bishop Richard E. Pates, April 4, 2012

Letter to National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon Supporting the Mine Ban Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, October 28, 2010

Action Alert: Urge President Obama and Senate to Join the Mine Ban Treaty!
June 11, 2010

Letter to Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Defense Gates Supporting Mine Ban Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, May 18, 2010

Joint Letter to President Obama Urging the U.S. to Join the Mine Ban Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, March 22, 2010