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.
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.
Canadian Bishops approved Campaign for Palliative and Home Care, and against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.
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.
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).
Please read the following “Highlights of the Philippine Supreme Court Decision on the RH Law”.
Prof. Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderon, Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, was appointed as Councilor of the Spanish National Commissionfor Assisted Reproduction.
The Pontifical Academy for Life went on pilgrimage to the Marian Sanctuary of La Mentorella.
The Pontifical Academy for Life has just received the sad news of the passing away of one of it’s original Members, the Professor Petr Hach (Czech Republic) on May 24th, 2014.
The Lejeune Foundation has put together a remarkable guide for students and all people of good will looking to learn more about Bioethics.
At the conclusion of the Workshop and workgroups on Aging and Disability, held on the occasion of the 20th Plenary Assembly of Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life (19-22 February 2014), we wish to present the following reflections.
"I'm expecting a baby!" What would you say to a mother facing the fear of giving birth to a child with Down Syndrome? The following amazing letter, written from the hearts of 15 international children, will surely change your life!
The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, His Excellency Bishop Carrasco de Paula, affirms that the approval of child euthanasia shows that a tolerance to whatever kind of voluntary homicide sets into motion an incontrollable moral downfall.