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Rocco Buttiglione


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Rocco Buttiglione is a Professor of Political Science at Saint Pius V University in Rome, and a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. An academic and a Christian Democrat politician, Buttiglione has held various offices in Italian government including Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 2008. He also served as a minister for EU policies from 2001 to 2006. In 2005 Buttiglione received an honorary doctoral degree from Francisco MarroquĂ­n University for his commitment to the ideas of liberty. Among his more recent publications are Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II (1997) and The Moral Mandate for Freedom: Reflections on Centesimus Annus (1997). He studied law in Turin and Rome.