Pontifical Academies - Cooordination Council

The Council of Coordination between the Pontifical Academies was created by Blessed John Paul II during the audience given to the Cardinal Secretary of State on 6 November 1995, and currently the presidents of the following academies are members: Academy of St Thomas Aquinas, Academy of Theology, International Marian Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Letters of the Virtuosi of the Pantheon, Roman Academy of Archaeology, Academy "Cultorum Martyrum".

Guided by the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, this council unites every year for a general report on the activity of the individual academies and to coordinate, together, their activities, while respecting the autonomy of their own research programmes so as to promote interdisciplinary research and give greater resonance to their own work.


The CouncilThe Council of Coordination during an annual meeting

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