Global Bioethics - Pontifical Academy for Life General Assembly is coming

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Global Bioethics is an approach of caring for human life in all its stages. This includes encompassing the fetus in the womb, the immigrant on a vessel, the pensionless elderly, the terminally ill and the exploitation of the environment.

«During the Assembly will be a discussion with the theme of an understanding of life in all its aspects», says Archbishop Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He adds that this outlook presents «a pretty large horizon that shows a widening of the scope of our Academy».

«The primacy is the human person» says Italian Father Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor of the Academy, adding that it’s on this foundation that the health of humanity and the environment depend.

Those participating in the 2018 Assembly include 150 Academicians (experts, scholars, theologians) from different fields and from all over the world. The Academy has a section dedicated to young researchers, under 35.

The Assembly will take place in the New Synod Hall - Vatican City.

Pope Francis will speak to the Academicians on Monday morning (Rome time).

In the picture: three of our interns - two from USA, one from India - preparing bags and other documents for the Academicians. The bags were handmade by the inmates of Italian prison of Paliano.