CAPPF Malta – Annual Report 2011

CAPPF Malta Events 2011

The year 2011 was very eventful for CAPPF Malta.

The Foundation of religion and worship “Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice” is based in the State of Vatican City and governed by the Church’s Canon Law and the Civil Law of the State of Vatican City, as well as by its By-Laws.

Article 3 of the By-Laws, states that the Foundation’s specific purpose is to collaborate towards the diffusion of human, ethical, social and Christian values, which are described in the Encyclical “Centesimus Annus”, and it indicates the following goals:

  • Promoting informed knowledge of the social teachings of the Church and of the activity of the Holy See among qualified and socially motivated business and professional leaders;
  • Promoting initiatives aimed at expanding the Church’s effective role in all sectors of contemporary society;
  • Promoting fund raising activities to help support the activity of the Apostolic See.

The Malta membership has now reached 21 professionals, financers, economists, managers and entrepreneurs, with five new professionals joining us during 2011.

The Events of the Malta group during 2011:

A dialogue meeting in Gozo on the “socio economic development of Gozo” organised in collaboration with the Gozo Business Chamber and the Gozo Tourism Association on the 19thJanuary 2011 at the Hotel Calypso. The Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech addressed the meeting.

On the 31stJanuary, CAPPF Malta members had their annual meeting with HG the Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Paul Cremona.

A Seminar on the Family, Enterprise and the Economy was organised at the Corinthia San Anton on the 10thMay with the participation of Dr Austin Bencini, Dr Anton Grech and Mr Reginald Fava.

Participation in Masters in Business Ethics degree in collaboration with University of Malta’s Faculty of Economics and Management and the Faculty of Theology. Members of CAPPF Malta are lecturing in the course.

The Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta will be collaborating with the Pastoral Institute “Redemptor Hominis” of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome and Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation on the English version of a Certificate in Catholic Teaching which CAPPF is offering through the web. Professor Rev E. Agius and Rev Dr M. Sultana visited Rome in May to discuss this programme.

A group of thirteen Maltese attended the annual CAPPF Convention in Rome between the 13thand 15thOctober on Family and Enterprise. They attended the private audience with the Holy Father on Saturday, 15thOctober.

Collaboration with the Faculty of Theology in the Public Lecture to inaugurate the Masters programme in Business Ethics. The lecture was delivered by Prof Johan Verstraeten from the University of Leuven, and it was held on the 3rdNovember 2011 at Conference Hall of Middlesea House.

Participation in a Study Group –“Converse at Palazzo de Piro”, on a major study: What kind of Society would we like to live in?

CAPPF Malta lecture by the Jesuit Provincial Rev Fr Paul Pace SJ. on: “The Ethical challenges in business and society” on the 10thNovember at Mount St Joseph, Mosta.

The Annual End of the Year Holy Mass was held at the Chapel at the Prime Minister’s Summer Residence at Girgenti on the 19th December, followed by dinner at Is-Sajjied restaurant, Marsaxlokk.

CAPPF will be producing a series on RTK on “Socjeta, Ekonomija u Etika” to be broadcast live every Tuesday between 18.00 and 19.00 hours between January and March.