Notes on CAPPF Malta meeting held on the 6th July 2011 at 16.30 hours at Misco

Present: Wilfred Mallia, Mark Demicoli, Jean Paul Fabri, Rev. Fr. Joe Galea Curmi, Rev. Fr. Mark Sultana and Joseph F.X. Zahra


Review on Family Business Seminar – 10th May 2011– positive outcome of the Seminar with interesting speeches and Q&A.

CAPPF Convention October 2011– this year the Convention is being held between 13th October, (Thursday afternoon) and 14th October (Friday) in the evening. Mass and the Papal audience will be on Saturday 15th October in the morning. (Seminar programme attached). There is already interest from Maltese members to attend this Convention. Members have to be officially confirmed CAPPF members. We received details on how remittances to the Foundation can be done electronically following some difficulties that members had in making their payment. (see attached).

Other CAPPF initiatives

a) The Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta will be collaborating with the Lateran University and the Salamanca University of Spain in providing an English version to an on-line course on Catholic Social Doctrine for Executives and Professionals. Prof Rev C Agius and Rev Dr Mark Sultana visited Rome in May to agree on the way forward;

b) The MA in Business Ethics is moving on well with the students being very satisfied with the course content.

Palazzo de Piro Christian culture project– CAPPF Malta is now forming part of a study group consisting of members of the Pastoral Formation Institute, Discern, Jesuit’s Centre for Faith and Justice, The Faculty of Theology etc. The study group is preparing a paper on the future of society in Malta. A number of stakeholders including political parties, intellectuals, unions, artists etc will be involved in this nine month project.  More information on the project will be forwarded to members once it takes a more formal format.

Plans for second part of 2011– Two activities are being suggested –

 November 10th (Thursday),ameeting for CAPPF Malta members, some invitees and the students of the MA Business Ethics course will be held at Misco with a distinguished speaker (still to be identified) on a topic which will be chosen by the speaker.

December 9th (Friday),Holy Mass either at the Prime Minister’s residence in Girgenti (Jean Paul Fabri will be enquiring), or at St Anne’s Chapel-  Fort Saint Angelo – Knights of St John)(Mark Demicoli will be enquiring in case the Girgenti Chapel option fails to materialise) followed by dinner (venue depends on where mass is held). In case the Prime Minister’s office accepts our request, we will also invite the Prime Minister and his wife to attend mass with us.

CAPPF Council Meeting 2012 –  It is being suggested that CAPPF Malta will invite CAPPF to hold one of the Council Meetings in Malta next year. The ideal month for this meeting is November 2012. A formal invitation will be made during the October Council Meeting in Rome. Highlights of the visit were discussed – including meeting with President of the Republic and/or Prime Minister, meeting with Archbishop Pawl Cremona and Bishop Mario Grech, meeting with Nuncio, tour of Malta in St Paul’s footsteps, Grand Harbour tour etc. The Council Members can stay at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, and the Council Meeting can be held at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina. A Seminar can be organised on one of the days with a prominent Maltese speaker followed by dinner that will be attended by CAPPF Council and CAPPF Malta members. If Cardinal Nicora attends the Council Meeting, special arrangements will be made with the Curia.


There being no other matters to discuss the meeting was closed at 18.30 hours.