H.E. Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Honorary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, suddenly died in Bologna on September 6th 2017, at the age of 79.
Always engaged on bioethics reflections, he was a firm and passionate servant of human life, always precious in God’s eyes.
Emeritus Archbishop of Bologna, he has been a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Dean of the Pontifical Institute John Paul for Studies on Marriage and Family.
The Pontifical Academy for Life, cherishing with gratitude his invaluable witness, expresses all the sorrow for the loss (he had just confirmed his presence at the next General Assembly of the Academy) and sincere condolences to the family and the Church of Bologna, and ensures our prayers.