Pontifical Academies

The Pontifical Academies can offer a valuable contribution, by orienting the cultural choices of the Christian community and of all society and offering occasions and instruments of dialogue between faith and culture, between revelation and human problems. They are also called to suggest paths of critical knowledge and authentic dialogue, that place man and his dignity at the centre of every project in order to foster his integral growth in society. (John Paul II to the members of the Pontifical Academies on the occasion of the Sixth Public Session, 8 November 2001)

The following seven academies have a particular link with this Dicastery due their participation in the Council of Coordination between the Pontifical Academies: