Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Argentina, 1942

Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo is a Roman Catholic bishop, a philosopher and a close associate of Pope Francis. He is an expert on Aristotle, Aquinas and Hegel, and worked as a lecturer and professor of philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, where he also served as dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. As Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, he is a leading figure in the campaigns against climate change and modern slavery proclaimed by the pope. In this context, Sánchez Sorondo organizes conferences with noted scientists and politicians such as Bernie Sanders, Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz. He also published numerous articles on globalization, terrorism, justice and philosophy of science in scientific and religious journals. Amongst many other honorary awards, he was appointed to the French Légion d’Honneur in 2000.