The Galileo Foundation
Pontifical Academy of Sciences
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Our Vision

To work towards a world where the freedom and dignity of every human being is valued and protected. To strive for a society where ‘no-one is left behind’ or deprived through poverty. To eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms, and support those who work tirelessly against it.

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Our Vision
I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

Galileo Galilei

Founder Member of the Academy

What We Do

The Galileo Foundation exists to promote faith-based initiatives with a Catholic and Christian ethos. It aims to support special projects of the Holy Father through philanthropy, with a special emphasis on the work of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences. It also seeks to amplify the existing ecumenical relationships between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion as well as supporting Christian communities in the Holy Land whose existence is under severe threat.

What We Do
Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, A scourge on the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.

Pope Francis

10 April 2014

What We Support

The Foundation will focus on the following key areas of support:

  • Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
  • Climate Change and Poverty
  • Strengthening Catholic / Anglican Relations
  • The Christian Communities in the Holy Land
  • Education and Advocacy in the UK around key issues
What We Support
In recent years, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has engaged in important activities in defense of human dignity and freedom in our day, particularly with efforts to eliminate human trafficking and smuggling, as well as new forms of slavery such as forced labour, prostitution, organ trafficking, the drug trade and organized crime. As my predecessor Pope Benedict XVI stated, and I myself have repeated on several occasions, these are true crimes against humanity.

Pope Francis

4 June 2016