The head of the Pontifical Academy for Life eulogized an Italian politician who led the fight for legal divorce and abortion in that country.
Archbishop Vincenzio Paglia, who was appointed last year by Pope
Francis as president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, saluted the
late Marco Pannella, the former leader of Italy’s Radical Party, as “a
man of great spirituality,” whose death “is a great loss for this
The archbishop said that Pannella was “an inspirer of a nicer
life for the world,” and recalled that the Radical leader “reproached us
Catholics for setting aside the Gospel.”