Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation 2017 International Conference


Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00am - Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 3 days

The 2017 Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation International Conference will be held May 18-20, Vatican City.  The subject/title of the conference is: "CONSTRUCTIVE ALTERNATIVES IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL TURMOIL - Job Creation and Human Integrity in the Digital Space – Incentives for Solidarity and Civic Virtue."

Prior to the International Conference, meetings of the Foundation's Scientific Committee, Board Members, Advisory Board Members, and Ecclesiastical Counselors will be held on Wednesday, May 17.
The conference will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, for the Members' meeting.

The session topics:
Thursday, May 18
 9:00 -Members' Annual Meeting
10:00 -Opening prayer and Session with H.E. Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, President of APSA; Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, Chairman of the Board, CAPP Foundation; Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator of the CAPP Scientific Committee
Session I
11:00 -"Facing the Scandal of Youth Unemployment: Opportunities and Education in a Digital Age? (Debate and questions from floor will follow)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 -Debate: Presentation of local group reports
17:00 -International ‘Economy and Society’ Award Ceremony 
20:00 Social Dinner

Friday, May 19
 9:00. - Meditation
 9:45 -Special briefing on Vatican financial transparency reforms
10:30 -Session 2:  The fight against Human Smuggling and Economic Crime
(Presentation and Panelists; debate and questions from the floor)
12:30 -General debate on the work of the CAPP Foundation
15:00 Session 3: Incentivizing Solidarity and Civic Virtue
          (Panel presentations)
16:45 Presentation of VSF Network (Voluntary Solidarity Funds)
17:00 Concluding session

Saturday, May 20
 8:30 Meeting point: in front of Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, Piazza Sant’Uffizio to access Petriano Gate 09:00 Holy Mass - Church of Maria Madre della Famiglia
11:00 Participants Private Audience with the Holy Father
12:30 Transfer to Castel Gandolfo - 
14:00 Light Lunch
16:00 Special Presentation on the 125th Anniversary of the ‘Specola Vaticana’ (Vatican Observatory)
18:00  Transfer from Castel Gandolfo to Piazza Sant’Uffizio in Rome

For the complete program and detailed information on topics, presenters and panelists,
please (click) review here

 Contact and additional information:  
Robert Nalewajek, President, CAPP-USA:
Please note:  Attendance at the conference is available to members of CAPP and their guests.
New memberships are welcome!

Main Location:
Rome and the Vatican
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