Pontifical Academy for Life


Changing of the Guard on the Directive Council


The Holy Father appointed Pontifical Academy for Life Member, Dr. Adriano Pessina, as a Member of the Directive Council.

Dr. Pessina is a tenured professor of Moral Philosophy and the director of the Athenaeum Centre of Bioethics at the Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Italy. We welcome him to this new responsibility in service to Life. 

Member since September 22nd, 2004 and following three years on the Directive Council, Professor Gian Luigi Gigli has been elected to the political office of Regional Councilor to the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) and thus has submitted his suspension according to the Statutes of the Pontifical Academy for Life. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for his collaboration and offer our prayers of support for his continued efforts at promoting Life.