Sister Margarita Bofarull member of the Pontifical Academy for Life
On Friday, 12 February, the Holy See issued a press release announcing the appointment by Pope Francis of Sister Margarita Bofarull RSCJ as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Margarita is a Sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart, and is a devoted co-worker with the Order of St John of God. She is a member of the General Curia's General Bioethics Commission and chairs the Care Ethics Committee of the "Sant Joan de Déu" Mother and Child Hospital in Esplugues (Barcelona). She chairs the Board of Trustees of the Borgia Institute of Bioethics, an ethics referral entity for the Order, shared with the Society of Jesus. For eight years she has been a member of the editorial board of the journal "Labor Hospitalaria", and recently of the advisory board. She has always had a close relationship with the Order and ever ready to cooperate in anything the Order has asked of her in the matter of bioethics, voluntarily, and with great professionalism. Her academic background as a physician and theologian gives her a very appropriate professional profile, together with a personal profile which has recently been described as "a profound, serious but always affable woman (...) with a vocation for service, competence, authority, kindness and above all a very acute sense of justice and honesty". As members of the Order, we congratulate Sister Margarita and are delighted at her appointment, which will most certainly be for the good of the Church and of our society. Thank you, Sister Margarita and congratulations.