Pontifical Academy for Life

News & Events

What is the P.A.V.

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.

Gian Luigi Gigli new President of "Movimento per la Vita"

Our esteemed Member, Prof. Gian Luigi Gigli, has been elected as the new President of “Movimento per la vita”, a pro-life movement in Italy.

Audience with the Holy Father

His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the Members participating in the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

New Corresponding Members - 2015

The Pontifical Academy for Life is happy to welcome the following New Corrisponding Members recently nominated.

Workshop "Assisting the elderly and palliative care"

The Pontifical Academy for Life dedicated the 2015 Workshop to the topic "Assisting the Elderly and Palliative Care".

Joy of Life Concert

On the occasion of it’s 21st General Assembly and Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Pontifical Academy for Life organized the Joy of Life concert - performed by The Quintet for Life.

New President of the Mexican National Academy of Bioethics

Prof. Martha Tarasco, Corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has been nominated as the new President of the Mexican National Academy of Bioethics, which belongs to the Mexican Department of Health.

Pontifical Academy mourns the passing of Cardinal Angelini

Fiorenzo Cardinal Angelini, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers and Cardinal-Priest of Santo Spirito in Sassia passed away.

Life-Giving Love Campaign

Canadian Bishops approved Campaign for Palliative and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

20th Anniversary Video

In 2014, the Pontifical Academy for Life has celebrated 20 years from its foundation by pope st. John Paul II. In this special occasion, a commemorative video was made in collaboration with the Catholic News Agency. You can watch it here.

Msgr. Fisher named archbishop of Sydney

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Anthony Colin Fisher, Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney (Australia).

Encouraging news from Asia

Please read the following “Highlights of the Philippine Supreme Court Decision on the RH Law”.

New Councilor of Commission for Assisted Reproduction

Prof. Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderon, Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, was appointed as Councilor of the Spanish National Commissionfor Assisted Reproduction.

Recent Members' Books and Publications

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