The Pontifical Academy for Life, founded by Pope John Paul II, exists for the promotion and defense of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality. Its statute was defined by the motu proprio Vitae Mysterium of Pope John Paul II on 11 February 1994.
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In the Regina Coeli on Sunday, May 12, Pope Francis invited all to participate in the Evangelium Vitae Day (15-16 June).
A day of prayer and reflection on Evangelium Vitae, dedicated to the Gospel of Life for the New Evangelization.
15-16 June 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., has been elected as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, and has chosen the name Francis. He is the first Latin American Pope, the first Jesuit Pope, and the first “Francis” in the pontificate.
Pontifical Academy Corresponding Member, Rev. Alberto Germán Bochatey, O.S.A., was nominated Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of La Plata (Argentina).
During the General Assembly of Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life (21-23 February 2013), 8 new Corresponding Members were introduced.