Priest from Canada appointed President of the Pontifical Academy of TheologyWednesday, June 25, 2014
On June 21, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Father Réal Tremblay, C.Ss.R., as President of the Pontifical Academy of Theology for a five-year term. Father Tremblay is professor emeritus of Fundamental Moral Theology at the Alfonsianium Academy in Rome. From 2002 to 2009 he was an advisor to the Pontifical Academy of Theology, and has been a member since 2009. He was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, and did his early studies at Laval University. The then Professor Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope emeritus Benedict XVI) directed his doctoral thesis at the University of Regensburg, Germany. In addition to having also served as a consultor with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Father Tremblay for a number of years was the ecclesiastical advisor to the Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See.