|Professor Roza Pati with Cardinal Peter Turkson and Pope Francis|
Professor Pati, a prolific scholar and public servant--former Member of Parliament of Albania and Cabinet Member serving as Secretary of State for Youth and Women of Albania, is among the pioneers in establishing the rule of law and democracy in her native country, and also in the struggle for an order of human dignity through combating modern slavery. In her role as an active member of the Pontifical Council, she assists in identifying "the signs of the times," and contributes to developing solutions benefiting our common humanity. Through her work at the Council and beyond she continues to foster global dialogues from Colombia to Hong Kong, to Argentina, to Romania, to India, to the United Nations to promote the dignity of the human person through political freedom and social justice-- indispensable to the attainment of true world peace.
To this end, Dr. Pati notes: “I am humbled by this appointment and I will not spare a moment from trying my very best to explore solutions to the problems facing humankind today. Above all, through my work on the ground, writings, research and presentations around the world I will continue to address the global affront against human dignity that human trafficking and other forms of injustice represent. In this quest for the protection of the dignity of the human person in harmony with all God’s creation, St. Thomas Law School, my colleagues, my students and I point out clearly that we are all members of a single community: humankind, and we turn the tide of this battle towards the rule of law, peace, justice and dialogue amongst religions, cultures and civilizations, races and ethnicities.”