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In his role at the academy Sgreccia helped articulate the Vatican's position on life issues. He is pictured leaving a session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in this Oct. Sgreccia was born June 6, , in Arcevia, Italy. He was ordained to the priesthood in and served as rector of the local seminary. John Paul II ordained him a bishop in

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Sgreccia was the youngest of six children born to an agricultural family. He was born and raised in Nidastore, a small town in the Comune of Arcevia in the Province of Ancona in the Marche region located in central-eastern Italy. His entry into the seminary was delayed by the start of World War II, so he continued to assist his family in the fields and attended a vocational school in the meantime.

Sgreccia first served as a spiritual minister to the youth of Catholic Action. He completed university degrees in classical letters, philosophy, and theology, and worked as a professor, vice rector, and rector at Pius XI Pontifical Regional Seminary in Fano until , when he became vicar general of the Diocese of Fossombrone.

Sgreccia was made cardinal deacon of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria and was installed on 12 March From to Sgreccia served as a spiritual minister at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, where he was involved with the spiritual formation of health care professionals and the investigation of biomedical moral issues.

In he founded the university's Bioethics Center, with a focus on clinical ethics, and served as director until In he became a full professor at the university and joined Italy's Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica National Bioethics Committee , where he contributed to its many expert opinions until His work at the Bioethics Center and the Institute of Bioethics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart entailed close involvement with the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic , the university's teaching hospital.

Sgreccia authored Manuale di bioetica 'Manual of bioethics' , presenting a reason-based philosophical approach to bioethics that dovetails with the natural law and the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. He referred to his approach as "ontologically grounded personalism", [8] [3] which applies a three-point or "triangular" method of scientific data, philosophical anthropology and reason-based claims of moral obligation for action in order to make ethical judgments.

Manuale per medici e biologi Bioethics: A manual for physicians and biologists. Its first edition under the definitive title Manuale di bioetica was published in two volumes in The fourth Italian edition was published in It has been reprinted numerous times and has been published in whole or in part in roughly ten different languages, including Spanish, French, and Russian.

On 25 March , Sgreccia received an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, [12] whose faculty of bioethics was the first in higher education to offer a complete degree program in bioethics: bachelor, licentiate master and doctorate.

Sgreccia died on 5 June in his home in Rome, aged Pope Francis also led the rite of final commendation and farewell. Sgreccia published some works in Italian and various other languages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Catholic cardinal. His Eminence. President Emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Holy See Press Office.

Archived from the original on 19 September Retrieved 16 February Personalist Bioethics: Foundations and Applications.

Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 6 June Elio Sgreccia, "padre" della bioetica" in Italian. Agen SIR. Back cover. Manuale di bioetica. Fondamenti ed etica biomedica. Milan: Vita e Pensiero. Regnum Christi. Archived from the original on 4 March Retrieved 14 February Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Sgreccia was the youngest of six children born to an agricultural family. He was born and raised in Nidastore, a small town in the Comune of Arcevia in the Province of Ancona in the Marche region located in central-eastern Italy. His entry into the seminary was delayed by the start of World War II, so he continued to assist his family in the fields and attended a vocational school in the meantime. Sgreccia first served as a spiritual minister to the youth of Catholic Action. He completed university degrees in classical letters, philosophy, and theology, and worked as a professor, vice rector, and rector at Pius XI Pontifical Regional Seminary in Fano until , when he became vicar general of the Diocese of Fossombrone.

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Cardinal Sgreccia served in various capacities at the Pontifical Council for the Family and as the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life from until his retirement in The late Cardinal, he said, advanced its inherent dignity through study, formation, and evangelization. Funeral services will be held in St. Cardinal Re will celebrate the liturgy, and Pope Francis will preside over the Ultima Commendatio and Valedictio rites. Forced to wait until the end of World War II to enter the seminary, he was ordained a priest on 29 June

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