Pontifical Academy for Life


Mons. Vincenzo Paglia New President of the PAV


We inform that on August 15th, 2016 the Holy Father has appointed as new President of the Pontifical Academy for Life H. E. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, former President of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

H. E. Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, who had completed his term on June 30, 2015 and was confirmed by Pope Franciscus until “further provision is made ("donec aliter provideatur"), leaves his position as President after six years of intense and fruitful work.

To Msgr. Carrasco our warmest thanks for his leadership of our Academy with scientific competence and wisdom, initially as Chancellor and, since June 2010, as President.

To Mons. Paglia our kindest welcome and best wishes for a positive work in a spirit of collaboration and serenity to offer together, according to the Holy Father's words, “the scientific work of cultural research and academic education”, to defend and promote the dignity of every human being.