Cardinal Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, The Vatican

Cardinal Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican

Vincenzo Paglia (born 20 April 1945) is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Grand Chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences. He was President of the Pontifical Council for the Family from 2012 to 2016 and Bishop of Terni-Narni-AmeliaItaly, from 2000 to 2012. He was a co-founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio in 1968.

He is also postulator for the cause of canonization of Blessed Óscar Romero (1917 – 1980), the assassinated Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador,[1] and of Venerable Father Felix Varela (1788 – 1853), a Cuban-American priest who worked in Havana, New York City, and St. Augustine, Florida, in the nineteenth century.

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