The Pontifical Academy for Life, founded by Pope John Paul II, exists for the promotion and defense of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality. Its statute was defined by the motu proprio Vitae Mysterium of Pope John Paul II on 11 February 1994.
The Pontifical Academy for Life is proud to sponsor the 3rd International Congress on Responsible Stem Cell Research (RSCR) in Padua, on 16-18 November 2016 on “From Cells to Cell Products. Development of New Therapeutic Tools”.
On January 15, 2016, the Holy Father named the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for life, Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro, "Chaplain of His Holiness."
The Executive Council of the Association "Scienza e Vita" has appointed Prof. Carlo Bellieni, Corresponding Member of the PAV, as national Vice President of the Association.
Using the instrument of Law Initiative of Citizens, the Portugese Pro-life Federation managed to achieve important changes in the abortion law of Portugal.
Ordinary Member, Professor Humberto Leal Vieira passed away on the 22nd of September 2015.
The Pontifical Academy for Life thanks the Speakers and Participants of the Study Seminar celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae.
Mons. Carrasco confirmed as President of the PAV
Pope Francis on June 30th confirmed Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life "until further provision is made" ("donec aliter provideatur").
On April 27th and 28th at the London headquarters of the Royal Society of Medicine, the first official report of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was presented.
e-hospice offers an article on the Holy Father's words relating to the 2015 PAV workshop on Ageing and Palliative Care.
On the occasion of the recent 20th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II's Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Pontifical Academy for Life is organizing a day of study entitled: “Twenty years after Evangelium Vitae”
The “Observatorio de Bioética” from the Universidad Catolica de Valencia has published a great article in Spanish on our latest publication on “Ageing and Disability”.
The Pontifical Academy for Life is proud to present the Acts of the 20th General Assembly of Members. Now available.