Vatican City, March 31, 2023. - The Governing Council of the Pontifical Academy for Life proceeded to appoint a number of new Corresponding Academicians:
1. Prof. Domenico Arduini, docente emerito, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma (Italia);
2. Prof. Rev. Chibaka Chikongo, Università Mbujimayi (Repubblica Democratica del Congo);
3. Prof. Daniele de Luca, Paris Saclay University (Francia), President of the European Society for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC);
4. Prof. Rev. Benedict Faneye, Bioetica e filosofia morale, Ibadan (Nigeria);
5. Dr.ssa Ilkamarina Kuhr, Segreteria, Conferenza Episcopale Tedesca;
6. Prof. Miki Komazaki, Senshu-University, School of Human Sciences Kanagawa (Giappone);
7. Dr. Peter Lochoro, Public Health, Medici per l’Africa Cuamm (Uganda);
8. Prof.ssa Kyungha Min, Seoul National University Hospital (Corea del Sud);
9. Prof. Rev. Gonzalo Miranda, Ateneo Regina Apostolorum (Italia);
10. Prof.ssa Sigrid Mueller, Institute for Systematic Theology and Ethics, Vienna (Austria);
11. Prof.ssa Kerstin Schlögl-Flierl, Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät, Augsburg (Germania);
12. Prof. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University (Usa);
13. Dr. Edoardo Sinibaldi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova (Italia);
14. Prof.ssa Olinda Timms, St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore (India);
15. Prof. Alberto Tozzi, Area di Ricerca Malattie Multifattoriali e Malattie Complesse – Ospedale Bambino Gesù, Roma (Italia);
16. Prof. Gerrit Jan Van der Wilt, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Olanda).
With these appointments, the total number of Academicians is 161 (53 Ordinary Academicians, 89 Corresponding Academicians, 17 Young Academicians, 2 Honorary Academicians), representing the various disciplines of science and humanities and the various continents.
"Expanding the number of Academicians, continuously improving the work we are called to do," notes Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, "is in line with Pope Francis’ indications: a process of renewal aimed at bringing together a broader vision and cultural and scientific deepening. The Gospel wisdom on the immense gift of human life must continue to deeply inspire our commitment, because the culture of life is a global resource."
The Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro, emphasizes that "the good news of the Gospel about the meaning of human life and the meaning of our commitment as believers asks to be offered as an inspiration and theme for cultural, political and social dialogue. Our partners are all women and men, believers and non-believers, who are committed at various levels to the growth of the whole human society."
Vatican City, March 31, 2023