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The courtyard of the Casina Pio IV, the Vatican home of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Pope Francis names UCLA literacy expert to pontifical academy

Oct 12, 2020

Pope Francis appointed a literacy expert at the University of California, Los Angeles, to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Monday.   Read more

Fabiola Gianotti at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, beneath the France-Switzerland border.

Pope Francis names leading physicist to pontifical academy

Sep 29, 2020

Pope Francis appointed the director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Tuesday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.    Read more

Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano.

Former Vatican communications chief Vigano named vice chancellor of Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Aug 31, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has named Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano, former head of Vatican communications, to a new position of vice chancellor... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Stephen Hawking, Nov. 28, 2016.

Why famed atheist Stephen Hawking is on a pontifical academy

Dec 2, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and... Read more