Pontifical Academy for Life

Who we are


There are Ordinary Members appointed by the Pope, and Corresponding Members chosen by the Governing council for five years. Furthermore, there are Honorary Members, appointed by the Holy Father, and Young Researcher Members, not older than thirty-five, chosen and appointed by the Governing Council. All of the members have expertise in different fields of biomedical sciences and related disciplines.

Members: 4     Go to:  


H.E. Msgr.

Carrasco de Paula


Titular Bishop of Thapsus;
President Emeritus of the Academy

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: May 16, 2017




Vice-President of the “Jérôme Lejeune” Foundation, Paris

Nationality: French

Appointed: May 16, 2017


H.E. Card.



President Emeritus, Pontifical Academy for Life;
President, International Federation of Centers and Institutes of Bioethics of the Personalist School;
President, "Ut Vitam Habeant" Foundation

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: May 16, 2017


Vial Correa

Juan de Dios

President Emeritus, Pontifical Academy for Life;
Rector Emeritus, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Appointed: May 16, 2017