Centesimus Annus Pro-Pontifice Foundation

Vatican City

International Convention: 20-22 June 2024  

Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation

Pontificio Istituto Patristico Augustinianum

 Via Paolo VI, 25 – Rome





2024 General Assembly

Centesimus in action for the application of Fratelli Tutti

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th 2024

14.00 Accreditation

14.45 Opening of the General Assembly

14.45 – 15.15 Introduction Prof. Anna Maria Tarantola, CAPPF Chairwoman

15.15 -15.30 CAPPF 2023 Financial Statement and Mission Report presentation, Oliver Galea, CAPPF Secretary General

15.30 – 18.30 Presentation of initiatives by the CAPPF local Groups                     

Moderator Prof. Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator CAPPF Scientific Committee, Vice-Rector for Academic programs, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

15.30 – 16.15    1st    Panel  – Barcelona – Bergamo – Canada – France

16.15 – 17.00    2nd   Panel – Germany – Luxembourg – Madrid – Malta

17.00 – 17.45    3rd    Panel – Milan – Rome – Sardinia – Slovakia

17.45 – 18.30   4th   Panel – Turin – Trento – USA – Verona

18.30 – 18.40   Announcement of a new CAPPF Board Director elected by the CAPPF Members

18.45 – 19.30   A short musical interlude


2024 International Conference

21st – 22nd June 2024

Generative Artificial Intelligence and Technocratic paradigm:

how to promote the wellbeing of humanity, care for nature

and a world of peace

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st 2024

9.00    Meditation by H.E. Archbishop Claudio M. Celli, CAPPF International Ecclesiastical Counsellor

9.20 – 10.00 Conference Opening

Addresses by:

Anna Maria Tarantola, Chairwoman of CAPPF

          H.E. Msgr. Giordano Piccinotti, S.D.B. President APSA

Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator CAPPF Scientific Committee, Vice-Rector for Academic programs, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

 10.00 – 11.40 SESSION 1 The recent evolution of GenAI: benefits, risks, problems

 10.00 – 10.20 Keynote speech – Roberto Viola, General Director DG Connect European Commission

10.20 – 11.10 ROUND TABLE

Jean Pierre Casey – Coordinator CAPPF UK (moderator)


  1. Xavier Vilasis-Cardona, Full Professor at La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull and Vice-Dean for the Doctoral School
  2. Markus Schulte, Head of Cabinet – Cabinet of Commissioner Iliana Ivanova, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  3. Sofia Ranchordas, Full Professor of Administrative Law at Tilburg Law and Professor of Law, Innovation, and Sustainability at LUISS Guido Carli
  4. Katharina Schüller, Expert in statistics, data literacy and AI ethics, and CEO of Stat-up GmbH, Münich

11.10 – 11.40 Questions from the floor

11.40 – 12.10 Coffee break

12.10 – 13.50 SESSION 2 The impact of GenAI on economy, environment, society and peace: CST   

as a compass for our digitalized world

12.10 – 12.30 Keynote speech – Maximo Ibarra, CEO of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

12.30 – 13.20 ROUND TABLE

Danielle Morin – Coordinator CAPPF Canada (moderator)


  1. Andrea Vicini, Chairperson of the Boston College Theology Department, Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Professor of Theological Ethics, Professor Ordinarius
  2. Valeria Sandei, Founder and Chief Executive Officer & Director at Almawave SpA, Chair at Almawave USA, Inc., Chair of Almawave do Brasil Ltda
  3. Ivana Bartoletti, Global Chief Privacy & AI Governance Officer, Wipro and Visiting Cybersecurity & Privacy executive Fellow, Pamplin Business School, Virginia Tech
  4. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary UNI Europa, The European Services Workers Union

13.20 – 13.50 Questions from the floor

13.50 – 15.00 Light lunch

15.00 – 17.00 SESSION 3 – Can innovation activities be limited? The links between technology and human development and the meaning of progress

15.00 – 15.20 Keynote speech – Gianmario Verona President of the Supervisory Board of the Human Technopole Foundation since July 2022.  Rector of Bocconi University (2016-2022), Professor of Management Bocconi University

15.20 -15.40 Keynote speech – Paolo Benanti, Theologian, Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

15.40 – 16.30 ROUND TABLE

Rowena McNally – Coordinator CAPPF Australia (moderator)


  1. William Hasselberger, Associate Professor at the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and the Director of the Digital Ethics Laboratory (LED) at UCP
  2. Vincenzo Valentini, Professor of Radiotherapy and Professor of the Department of Radiological and Hematological Sciences, UNICATT
  3. Federico Suria, Europe, Middle East and Africa Telco & Media Regional Business Leader at Microsoft

16.30 – 17.00 Questions from the floor   

17.00 – 17.20 Final remarks:

H.E. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture

17.30   End of Conference         

20.00   Social Dinner at “Circolo Ufficiali delle Forze Armate d’Italia – Stato Maggiore della Difesa– Via XX Settembre, 2, Roma


7.15     Meeting Point: Petriano Gate Entrance, Piazza Sant’Uffizio

8.00    Holy Mass, Altare della Cattedra, Basilica of St. Peter

Celebrated by H. E. Cardinal Mauro Gambetti O.F.M.

10.00  Private Audience with the Holy Father, Palazzo Apostolico

11.30  Address by H. E. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, Palazzo Apostolico