The Pontifical Academy for Life consists of the Office of the President, a Central Office, and Members, also known as Academicians.
The President is appointed by the Pope for the term stipulated in the Letter of Appointment and can be reappointed. The current President is the Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.
The Chancellor is appointed by the Pope for the term stipulated in the Letter of Appointment and can be reappointed. The current Chancellor is the Italian Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro.
- The Pontifical Academy for Life is composed of the
- Ordinary Members (45),
- Corresponding Members (88),
- Honorary Members (4),
- and Young Researcher Members (14);
151 in total from the Five Continents (one Nobel Prize between them). Appointment to membership in the Academy requires proven willingness to work collaboratively with the Academy in a spirit of service and solely for the accomplishment of its specific responsibilities.