Pontifical Academy for Life

Who we are

  • Our history

    On February 11, 1994,
    with his Motu Proprio
    "Vitae Mysterium",
    John Paul II established
    the Pontifical Academy for Life.
    The specific tasks
    of the Academy are:

  • Academic task

    Study questions and issues connected with the promotion and defence of human life from an interdisciplinary perspective;

  • Social task

    Foster a culture of life through suitable initiatives and always in full respect of the Magisterium of the Church;

  • Comunicational task

    Inform the authorities of the Church, the mass media and the civil community in general about the most relevant results of its study and research activities.

  • Presidents of the Academy

    After Prof. Jérôme Lejeune
    passed away in April 1994,
    the Academy was led by
    Prof. Juan Vial Correa (until 2004),
    Mons. Elio Sgreccia (until 2008),
    Mons. Rino Fisichella (until 2010),
    Mons. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula.

  • Members of the Academy

    There are ordinary members appointed by the Pope and corresponding members chosen by the Governing council. All of them have expertise in different fields of biomedical sciences and related disciplines.

Pontifical Academy for Life

Via della Conciliazione 1
00193 ROMA
Tel: 0039 06 69882423, 0039 06 69881693
Fax: 0039 06 69882014
Email: pav @ pav.va

 

Msgr.

Paglia

Vincenzo

President of the Pontifical Academy for Life

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: August 15, 2016

 

Msgr.

Pegoraro

Renzo

Chancellor of the PAV

Email: cancelliere @ pav.va

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: September 1, 2011

 

Don

Ciucci

Andrea

Secretary of the Academy

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: August 15, 2016

 

Comoretto

Nunziata

Scientific Section

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: September 15, 2011

 

Torlone

Gaetano

Events and Congresses Office Manager

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: January 14, 2006

 

Sezzatini

Federica

Secretary of the Academy

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: November 1, 1995

 

Dimopoli

Antonietta

Secretary of the President

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: December 18, 2007

 

Magrini

Sandro

Usher

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: January 14, 2006

 

Virdis

Andrea

Scientific Section

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: June 1, 2014