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Pope calls for collaboration between pontifical academy, institute

August 18, 2016

In a chirograph to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Pope Francis expressed esteem for the prelate’s past work as president of the Pontifical Council for the Family and said that as he named him president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and grand chancellor of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, he hoped to promote collaboration between the two bodies.

The Church’s Magisterium on marriage and family life has “broadened and deepened” in content with the recent synod and the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the Pope wrote in his August 15 letter.

In the letter, he called upon Archbishop Paglia to collaborate with other academic institutions, to engage in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and to work to treat man’s wounds in the “field hospital” of the present age, when man’s life is “threatened by new cultures of competition and waste.”

 
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  • Posted by: cincinnatus - Aug. 18, 2016 8:43 PM ET USA

    For readers' further informationere is a link to an unofficial, but accurate, English translation of the Pope's chirograph (letter) appointing Archbishop Paglia to his two new Offices. It is remarkable for explicitly showing the Pope's great desire for effective cooperation among the Curial entities and for explicitly expressing his personal confidence in a person he is appointing. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwk77e4fb8182dm/Letter%20of%20Appointment.pdf?dl=0