December 2011 – February 2012 Events

Dear Reverends and Colleagues

I am reproducing the Programme Schedule for CAPPF between today and February 2012. I still need confirmation from some of you for the various events.

PROGRAMME December 2011 – February 2012

Holy Mass and Dinner – 19th December 2011

Holy Mass to be celebrated at the Girgenti Chapel at 19.00 hours followed by dinner at Il- Sajjied at Marsaxlokk.

I remind those who have not confirmed yet to do so as soon as possible.

Dinner with Rev. Father Paul Pace s.j. – Father Provincial Jesuit Community – 13th January 2012

I remind those who have not confirmed yet to do so as soon as possible.

ANNOUNCEMENT – Annual meeting with Archbishop Paul Cremona – 20th January 2012

It has now been confirmed that we are holding our annual informal meeting with Archbishop Cremona on the 20th January at 19.00 hours at his residence in Attard. The purpose of this annual meeting is to update him on our activities as well as discuss with him current socio-economic issues.

Can I get the names of those who will join me and Father Joe Galea Curmi to this meeting?

Round Table Meeting – Towards a New International Monetary Order – Views on the document “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority” published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the Global Economy.  24th January 2012 at 18.30 hours at Palazzo De Piro, Mdina

Speakers: Michael Bonello, John Cassar White, Joe Vella Bonnici and Lawrence Zammit. All members, spouses and friends are invited. This activity is being jointly organised with DISCERN.

Can I get the names of those attending please?


Radio programmes

I was on RTK today on the programme Fil- Fond tal- Ahbar, on the theme “Kwistjoni Etici ghall- Kummerce u ghas- Socjeta’”. This was as a follow up to our Ethics talk by Father Paul Pace s.j.

We are now in discussions with RTK on a programme series that CAPPF will be responsible for with the title “Etika u l- Ekonomija”. This series of 12/13 programmes is scheduled to start in January 2012. I will keep you informed on developments.

Converse at Palazzo de Piro – Breakfast Meeting on 15th February 2012

The Palazzo de Piro Think Tank has now been named “Converse at Palazzo de Piro”. CAPPF is participating in this Think Tank and we are  working on the project “What kind of Society would we like to live in?”  We have scheduled a breakfast meeting with the Business Community for the 15thFebruary 2012 at Palazzo Parisio. Can you please pencil this on your diaries? More information at a later stage.


The Annual Convention in 2012 is being held in Milan and not in Rome. The title will be “Istituzioni, Societa’ e Mercato: Verso un Nuovo Equilibrio Internazionale” with very high profile speakers. The dates are 4 and 5th May 2012 and it will be held at the Cattolica University. Speakers that are lined up include James Kenneth Galbraith, Corrado Passera and Rodrigo Rato (Chairman, BANKIA and former MD of IMF). There will be no private audience with the Holy Father in 2012. (More details in early 2012).

It has been confirmed that the Council meeting of CAPPF will be held in Malta on the 16th November 2012 at Palazzo de Piro. I suggest that you will pencil on your diaries the 15 – 18th November as we will be organising various joint activities and dinners during that period.

Best wishes,

Joe Zahra