Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia

Grand Chancellor


Archbishop Paglia is the Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. He was educated at the Pontifical Roman Minor and Major Seminary and obtained a Licenciate in Philosophy as well as a degree in Theology, both from the Pontifical Lateran University. He also received a Master´s degree in Pedagogy from the University of Urbino.

He was ordained a priest on March 15, 1970, for the diocese of Rome. He served as a parish priest at the churches of Sant'Egidio in Trastevere and Santa Maria in Trastevere. He is also Postulator of the cause of canonization of Blessed Óscar Romero and of Venerable Father Felix Varela.

On March 4, 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia. In September 2002 he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as President of the International Catholic Biblical Federation.

He was named President of the Pontifical Council for the Family in June, 2012. As President of the Pontifical Council for the Family he was responsible for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, PA, in 2015.

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