• Joachim von Braun

    Date of birth 10 July 1950 Place Brakel, Germany Nomination 27 September 2012 (President of the PAS since 13 June 2017) Field Development and Agricultural Economics Title Director, Center for... Read more

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And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.

Francis, Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi", 13 March 2013



  • Final Statement

    Biological Extinction How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend PAS-PASS Workshop, Casina Pio IV, 27 February-1 March 2017 Extinction is Forever: How To Avoid It A study week was convened at... Read more
  • Statement of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Summit on Organ Trafficking

    In accordance with the Resolutions of the United Nations and the World Health Assembly, the 2015 Vatican Summit of Mayors from the major cities of the world, the 2014 Joint Declaration of faith... Read more
  • Final Statement

    The European cities we represent are clusters of towns that existed even before their respective nations, many of them even before Christianity, such as Athens and Rome, Valencia, Zaragoza,... Read more
  • Final Statement

    On November 30th and December 1st 2016, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted an international symposium on « Power and limits of artificial intelligence ». In the past decade, computer... Read more
  • Final Statement

    Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue On November 23 and 24, 2016, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) held a meeting at the Vatican with international experts, led and inspired... Read more
  • Final Statement

    Summary and Statement of the Plenary Session 2016 of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences with the topic “Science and Sustainability: Impacts of Scientific Knowledge and Technology on Human Society and... Read more


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