Elio Sgreccia

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Sgreccia in 2012

Elio Sgreccia (6 June 1928 – 5 June 2019) was an Italian bioethicist and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Arcevia. He became a priest in 1952, and was created cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Sgreccia was president of the Pontifical Academy for Life from 2005 to 2008. He was also director of the international medical ethics journal Medicina e Morale, president of the Ut Vitam Habeant Foundation and the Donum Vitae Association of the Diocese of Rome, and honorary president of the International Federation of Bioethics Centers and Institutes of Personalist Inspiration (FIBIP).

Sgreccia died on 5 June 2019, a day before his 91st birthday.[1]

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  1. Glatz, Carlos (5 June 2019). "Former president of papal academy dies day before his 91st birthday". The Catholic Register. Retrieved 5 June 2019.