Undersecretary for the Section for the Laity

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Dr Linda Ghisoni

Dr Linda Ghisoni was born in Cortemaggiore, Piacenza in 1965, she is married and the mother of two daughters.

She obtained the Vordiplom in philosophy and theology at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen (1991); a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University (1999); a diploma as Rotary lawyer from the Studium rotale of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota (2002) and the diploma in administrative practice at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (1994).

At the Tribunals of First Instance and Appeal of the Vicariate of Rome, she has worked as a notary (1997-1999), Defender of the Bond (1999-2002), auditor (2002-2005) and judge (since 2005); at the Holy See she has served as Judge of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota (2003-2009), member of the Commission for the Defence of the Bond in the causes of the annulment of unconsummated marriage at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2006-2011) and, since November 2011, at the Tribunal of the Roman Rota.

From 2013 to 2016 she collaborated with the Pontifical Council for Laity in the field of specialist laity studies in the Church.

She is currently a judge at the Tribunal of First Instance of the Vicariate of Rome, professor at the Faculty of Canon Law of the Pontifical Gregorian University, and lecturer in the Department of Law of the University Roma Tre.

She is the author of scientific publications on canon law.