Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation 25th Anniversary

International Conference

24-26 May 2018



Thursday 24 May – Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM      Annual members’ meeting

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM      Conference Opening speeches

His Eminence Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, President of APSA (Administration of Patrimony of the Holy See), Vatican

Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, Chairman Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice (CAPP) Foundation

Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee

3:45 PM – 6:15 PM      Inaugural session chaired by Domingo Sugranyes Bickel

Detecting today’s New Things and socio-economic priorities (as in Rerum Novarum)

Introduction by

Alberto Quadrio Curzio, former CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee Chairman, Chairman of Accademia dei Lincei

A Panel of Opinion Makers

Alberto Bombassei, President of Brembo S.p.A, CAPP Foundation Founder

Carmen Herrero, University of Alicante, Spain. Premio Rey Jaime I de Economía 2017

Roberta Metsola MEP, European Popular Party, Malta

Gaetano Piccolo SJ, philosopher, professor at Pontifical Gregorian University

Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair, UN Environment International Resource Panel

Peter Scherrer, Deputy Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation

Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table

7:15-7:45                    Entrance to the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See – Palazzo di Spagna, Piazza di Spagna 57

8:00 PM                      Social event

Keynote speaker:

HE Gerardo Bugallo Ottone, Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See

His All Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople

Friday 25 May – Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome

8:00 AM – 09:00 AM  Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Claudio M. Celli – Basilica of San Lorenzo in Damaso, Piazza della Cancelleria

9:00 AM – 09:30 AM  Meditation led by Archbishop Claudio M. Celli, CAPP Foundation International Counsellor

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  1st Working Session chaired by Anna Maria Tarantola, CAPP Foundation Board  member

The family facing job uncertainties and the digital cultural revolution

Introductions by

Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor, Pontifical Academy for Life

Msgr. Guy-Real Thivierge, Secretary General, Gravissimum Educationis Vatican Foundation

 Panel members

Clair Brown, Berkeley economist

Iñaki Echeveste, Director of Communication, Colegio Santa María La Blanca (Iruaritz Lezama Foundation), Madrid. Slides

Silvia Fargion, Trento University.  Slides

Marie-Jo Thiel, Strasbourg theologian, member of the Pontifical Academy for Life

11:00 AM – 11:30AM Coffee Break

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Presentation of the Voluntary Solidarity Fund (VSF) International

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    2nd Working Session chaired by Paul H. Dembinski, CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee

Towards a sustainable food chain: responsibility against the ‘throwaway culture’

Introduction by Daniel Gustafson, Deputy General Director of FAO

Panel members

Wenge Fu, Director of the Economic Management School of China Agricultural University

Donald Moore, Chair of International Agri-Food Network (IAFN)

Andrea Segrè, Founder of Last Minute Market and Zero Waste Campaign, President of FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina) Foundation

Justin Byam Shaw, Chairman of The Felix Project

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM      Light Lunch

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      3rd Working Session chaired by Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator, CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee

Human Work, Inclusive Employment

Introduction by Alessandra Del Boca, Brescia University. Slides

Presentation of CAPP Foundation work in three selected areas: – Nadia Delicata, Malta CAPP group – Rev. Walter Magnoni, National Ecclesiastical Cousellor for Italy – Father Justinus C. Pech, German CAPP group

Comments by

José Manuel González Páramo, Executive Director of BBVA Group

Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM      Closing session chaired by Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, Chairman CAPP Foundation

Keynote speeches by

Robert A. Nalewajek, Founder and Executive Vice-President, CAPP-USA:

Catholic Social Teaching as Evangelization Slides

 His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples:

Dialogue on Evangelization in a conflict-prone world

7:30 PM – 8:30PM       Concert. Church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte

Via di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, 1

Dinner: free


Saturday 26 May – the Vatican

8:00 AM                      Meeting point: in front of Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, Piazza Sant’Uffizio to access the Vatican through the Petriano Gate

8:30 AM                      Holy Mass celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Domenico Calcagno – Basilica of St. Peter, Altare della Cattedra

Prayer on the grave of Pope St. John Paul II

10:30 AM                    Session chaired by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State – Sala Regia

Address by His All Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople

A Common Christian Agenda for the Common Good

11:30 AM                    Private Audience with His Holiness Pope Francis

Address to the Holy Father by CAPP Foundation Chairman Domingo Sugranyes Bickel

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to participants in CAPP Foundation International Conference

Post Conference optional Program

3:00 PM                      Meeting point: in front of Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, Piazza Sant’Uffizio to access the Vatican through the Petriano Gate

3:30 PM                      Guided visit to Vatican Museums


Simultaneous translation from English into Italian and vice versa will be available

Summary Report 2018 CAPP Foundation International Conference

Interview with President Sugranyes May 22nd 2018 – Rai Unomattina television program

Contribution from CAPP Local groups

Paper by CAPP Group of BARCELONA (Spanish)
Paper by CAPP Group of BERGAMO (Italy)
Paper by CAPP Group of MALTA
Paper by CAPP Group of MILANO (Italy)
Paper by CAPP Group of PADOVA (Italy)
Paper by CAPP Group of Sardinia (Italy)


Spontaneous Contributions

Contributive paper by Académie d’Education et Etudes sociales
Contribution by Ochres (Observatoire Chretien de l’Enterprise et de la Société)
Contribution of YIN (Young International Network) to the CAPP International Conference 2018
Paper by Domenico Siniscalco

Interviews made on the occasion of 2018 International Conference

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Adrian Pabst

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Alberto Bombassei

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Alessandra Del Boca

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Andrea Segrè

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Anna Maria Tarantola

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Clair Brown

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Daniel Brennan

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Don Walter Magnoni

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Donald Moore

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Giovanni Marseguerra

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Josè M. G. Pàramo

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Lawrence Gonzi

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Nadia Delicata

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Paul H. Dembinski

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Peter Scherrer

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Renzo Pegoraro

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Robert A. Nalewajek

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Stephen B. Young

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Thomas Rusche

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Wenge Fu