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Pope Francis has appointed former judge Eugenio Zaffaroni to a new Vatican academic body

2023-08-18T11:28:34.646Z

Highlights: Pope Francis appoints former Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni to a new Vatican academic body on social rights and colonialism. He also formalizes a Committee of Judge Andrés Gallardo. The new body will operate within the scope of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, presided over by Cardinal Peter Turkson. It will be financially supported, directed and administered by the Pan American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine (COPAJU) created by the pontiff in June 2019.


It is a social rights body. He also formalized a Committee of Judge Andrés Gallardo


Pope Francis on Friday appointed former Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni to a new Vatican academic body on social rights and colonialism, while granting "Private Association of the Faithful" status to a Committee of Judges created by Buenos Aires magistrate Andrés Gallardo in 2019.

Through a chirograph released Friday by the Vatican, the Pope resolved "the creation of the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Institute for Research and Promotion of Social Rights, for academic, teaching and training purposes on the theme of Social Rights, migration and colonialism."

The new body will operate within the scope of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, presided over by Cardinal Peter Turkson, and will be financially supported, directed and administered "by the Pan American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine (COPAJU) created by the pontiff at the Vatican in June 2019.

"I appoint for the period 2023-2028 as Founding Academic Board of the aforementioned Institute the Professors Dr. Raúl Eugenio Zaffaroni, Alberto Filippi and Marcelo Suárez Orozco," added the Pope's chirograph published today by the Holy See Press Office.

The chirograph also resolved the change of Vatican status of Copaju, which will become a formal entity within the structure.

"Echoing the request made by its Founders, I express my approval for the Pan American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine to become a Private Association of the Faithful of an international character in accordance with canons 298-311 and 321-329, erected as a private juridical person within the canonical order. according to canon 322, §1," the papal letter stated.

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