In order to promote the knowledge of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, the Foundation “Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice” awards the “Economy and Society” International prize to a publication in the field of economics and social issues.


The prize is awarded to a work which stands out for its original contribution to in depth study and implementation of the Social Doctrine of the Church, is of proven doctrinal soundness and exceptional quality. The Foundation “Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice” wishes to honour works that can reach out to a large audience and are the expression of a strong Christian commitment in economic and social activities. The jury considers works published in French, English, German,Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.