Pontifical Academy for Life

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Assisting the Elederly and Palliative Care

The Pontifical Academy for Life dedicated the General Assembly of Members 2015 to bringing science and faith together in service to the elderly and to those in need of palliative care!

6 March 2015

2014 General Assembly Acts

Aging and Disability: Acts of the XX. General Assembly of Members are now available.

Gian Luigi Gigli new President of "Movimento per la Vita"

Our esteemed Member, Prof. Gian Luigi Gigli, has been elected as the new President of “Movimento per la vita”, a pro-life movement in Italy.

Bioethics, Enviromental Issues and Human Ecology

The 14th International Summer Course Update in Bioethics will be held from June 30 to July 10, 2015. The course is organized by the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum (APRA) and the Faculty of Bioethics of Universidad Anáhuac Norte, in collaboration with CESAB.

Audience with the Holy Father

His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the XXI General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

New Corresponding Members - 2015

The Presidency of the Pontifical Academy for Life is happy to welcome the following New Members recently nominated. We offer them our most welcome!

Workshop "Assisting the elderly and palliative care"

The Pontifical Academy for Life dedicated the 2015 Workshop to the topic "Assisting the Elderly and Palliative Care".

Joy of Life Concert

On the occasion of it’s 21st General Assembly and Celebrating the 20th anniversari of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Pontifical Academy for Life organizes the Joy of Life concert - performed by The Quintet for Life.

New President of the Mexican National Academy of Bioethics

Prof. Martha Tarasco, Corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has been nominated as the new President of the Mexican National Academy of Bioethics, which belongs to the Mexican Department of Health.

Pontifical Academy mourns the passing of Cardinal Angelini

Fiorenzo Cardinal Angelini, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers and Cardinal-Priest of Santo Spirito in Sassia passed away.

Life-Giving Love Campaign

Canadian Bishops approved Campaign for Palliative and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

20th Anniversary Video

In 2014, the Pontifical Academy for Life has celebrated 20 years from its foundation by pope st. John Paul II. In this special occasion, a commemorative video was made in collaboration with the Catholic News Agency. You can watch it here.

Msgr. Fisher named archbishop of Sydney

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Anthony Colin Fisher, Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney (Australia).

Recent Members' Books and Publications

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