Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò
Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 27, 1962. He was ordained a priest in Milan by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini on June 13, 1987. He graduated summa cum laude from the Salesian Pontifical University in 1993. Monsignor Viganò completed his doctorate at the Salesian Pontifical University in 1997.
Monsignor Vigano was appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences after serving as prefect of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See between June 2015 and March 2018. He served as director of the Vatican Television Center – CTV, from January 2013 to December 2015. Since September 2016, he has been a member of the Congregation for the Clergy and of the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See.
From 2004 to 2013, Monsignor Vigano was president of the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo – FEdS and director of the Rivista del Cinematografo, as well as president of the National Commission for Evaluation Film – CNVF of the Italian Episcopal Conference. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the sub–commission for the recognition of the Cultural Interest – feature film section – of the General Directorate of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. Between 2008 and 2012, Monsignor Vigano was also director of the Experimental Cinematography Center, with delegations to the National Film Library and Publishing.
Monsignor Viganò is a professor of Communication Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he also served as dean of the Pastoral Institute Redemptor Hominis from 2006 to 2012. He also previously served as director of the Lateranense Interdisciplinary Center and of the Center Lateran High Studies – CLAS. Since 2013, he and Emilio Carelli have directed the master’s program in digital journalism at the Pontifical Lateran University.
Monsignor Vigano has been a lecturer and member of the scientific committee of the Writing School for Cinema and Television, LUISS Creative Business Center – LUISS Business School, of the LUISS Guido Carli University since 2014.
He has been a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology since 2010. He is the author of numerous studies dedicated to the analysis of the relationship between the media and the Catholic world, with a focus on cinema.