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.
Mons. Carrasco confirmed as President of the PAV
Pope Francis on June 30th confirmed Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life "until further provision is made" ("donec aliter provideatur").
On April 27th and 28th at the London headquarters of the Royal Society of Medicine, the first official report of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was presented.
e-hospice offers an article on the Holy Father's words relating to the 2015 PAV workshop on Ageing and Palliative Care.
On the occasion of the recent 20th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II's Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Pontifical Academy for Life is organizing a day of study entitled: “Twenty years after Evangelium Vitae”
The “Observatorio de Bioética” from the Universidad Catolica de Valencia has published a great article in Spanish on our latest publication on “Ageing and Disability”.
The Pontifical Academy for Life is proud to present the Acts of the 20th General Assembly of Members. Now available.
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.
His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the Members participating in the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
The Pontifical Academy for Life is happy to welcome the following New Corrisponding Members recently nominated.
The Pontifical Academy for Life dedicated the 2015 Workshop to the topic "Assisting the Elderly and Palliative Care".
On the occasion of it’s 21st General Assembly and Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, the Pontifical Academy for Life organized 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.