New Ordinary Academicians - New Board of Directors

Statement by Abp. Paglia and Msgr. Pegoraro

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Vatican City, Oct. 15, 2022. The appointment of the new Ordinary Academicians represents an important event for the entire Pontifical Academy for Life. Our commitment deepens, following the guidelines indicated by Pope Francis in the speeches he has addressed to the Pontifical Academy for Life in recent years and in the definition of the 'strategic' objectives of work and study, contained in the 2019 Letter Humana Communitas.

Thanks to these appointments, some Corresponding Academicians became Ordinary Academicians (Fr. Miguel Yanez Molina S.I., Argentina; Prof. Carlos Centeno Cortés, Spain; Prof. Roberto Dell'Oro, USA; Prof. Paulo de Tarso Ramos Ribeiro, Brazil; Prof. Stephan Werner Sahm, Germany; Prof. Martha Margarita Luz Tarasco, Mexico; Prof. Krzysztof Wiak, Poland)

while other Ordinary Academicians were newly appointed (H. E. Abp.  Castillo Mattasoglio Carlos Gustavo, Peru; Prof. De Montalvo Jaaskelainen Federico, Spain; Prof. Mazzucato Mariana, USA; Prof. Mosaad Helaly Saad Al-Din, Egypt; Prof. Nkengasong John N., Cameroon; Prof. Okwo-Bele Jean Marie, Democratic Republic of Congo; Prof. Dinotshe Tlou Sheila, Botswana).

The Pontifical Academy for Life is organizing the next Assembly, which is set for Feb. 20-22, 2023, on the theme "Converging on the Person. Emerging Technologies for the Common Good." This is a topic of great relevance in these years because ethical reflection is unavoidable in the face of a world that is profoundly changing before our eyes, a world where ethical reflection that speaks to women and men in search of meaning and hope for their lives is more necessary than ever. In this sense, it is important that the Pontifical Academy for Life include women and men with expertise in various disciplines and from different backgrounds, for a constant and fruitful interdisciplinary, intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

On behalf of all the Academicians, we express heartfelt thanks to Pope Francis for the attention with which he follows our work. And we reaffirm our commitment to bring into the world that Gospel-based prophetic inspiration and vocation in order to promote human life always and everywhere.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President – Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor  @PontAcadLife

Nomina di Membri del Consiglio Direttivo della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita

Il Santo Padre ha nominato Membri del Consiglio Direttivo della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita: l’ Mons. Noël Simard, Vescovo di Valleyfield (Canada); il Rev. Mons. Philippe Bordeyne, Preside del Pontificio Istituto Teologico Giovanni Paolo II per le Scienze del Matrimonio e della Famiglia; il Rev. P. Jacques Koudoubi Simporé, M.I., Rettore dell’Università San Tommaso d’Aquino e Direttore del Centro di Ricerca Biomolecolare Pietro Annigoni in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso); la Rev.da Suora Margarita Bofarull Buñuel, R.S.C.J., Docente di Teologia Morale all’Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas ad Antiguo Cuscatlán (El Salvador); la Prof.ssa Laura Palazzani, Professore di Filosofia del Diritto presso la Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta a Roma (Italia).

Nomina di Membri Ordinari della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita

Il Santo Padre ha nominato Membri Ordinari della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita: l’ Mons. Carlos Gustavo Castillo Mattasoglio; il P. Humberto Miguel Yáñez Molina, S.I.; i Chiarissimi Professori: Carlos Centeno Cortés; Roberto Dell’Oro; Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen; Paolo de Tarso Ramos Ribeiro; Mariana Mazzucato; Saad Al-Din Mosaad Helaly; John N. Nkengasong; Jean Marie Okwo-Bele; Stephan Werner Sahm; Martha Margarita Luz Tarasco Michel; Sheila Dinotshe Tlou; Krzysztof Wiak.