The Council of the Academy consists of the President and five Academicians appointed by the Supreme Pontiff, on the proposal of the President, after consultation with the Academicians. Their term of office lasts five years. They may be reappointed.

The Council assists the President in everything concerning the direction of the Academy, especially in planning the work and preparing the meetings; it receives the reports on the financial resources.

The Council meets at least twice a year at the Academy's headquarters.

The deliberations of the Academy and its Council are valid when a majority of the members are present and when they are approved by a majority of those present. In the case of parity the vote of the President prevails.

List of Presidents, Chancellors and Councillors 1994-

Professor Edmond Malivaud (1994-2004)
Professor Mary Ann Glendon (2004-2014)
Professor Margaret S. Archer (2014-2019)
Professor Stefano Zamagni (2019-)

H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Vice Chancellor for Communications
Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò (31 August 2019–)

Members of the Council of the Academy
Professor Pierpaolo Donati
Professor Vittorio Hösle
H.E. Msgr. Roland Minnerath
Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
Professor Paulus Zulu


Stefano Zamagni

Date of Birth 4 January 1943 Place Rimini (Italy)  Nomination 9 April 2013;... Read more


Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Date of Birth 8 September 1942 Place Buenos Aires (Argentina)  Nomination 5 October... Read more


Pierpaolo Donati

Date of Birth 30 September 1946 Place Budrio (Bologna), Italy Nomination 22 December 1997 Field... Read more

Vittorio Hösle

Date of Birth 25 June 1960 Place Milan, Italy Nomination 6 August 2013 Field... Read more

Roland Minnerath

Date of Birth 27 November 1946 Place Sarreguemines (France) Nomination 19 January... Read more

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Place of Birth Lomas de Zamora, Provincia de Buenos Aires, República... Read more

Paulus M. Zulu

Date of Birth 28 July 1941 Place Ixopo, Natal (South Africa) Nomination 19 January... Read more

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