International Conference: New Policies and Life Style in the Digital Age

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:30pm - Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:30pm 3 days

The 2018 International Conference of the Centesimus Annus Foundation and 25h Anniversary Celebration will be held May 24- May 26, 2018, at the Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome and at the Vatican. The Conference theme is "New Policies and Life-styles in the Digital Age."

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Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome

Thursday, May 24 -  Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome
2:30-3:30 PM:    FCAPP Members meeting
3:30 PM:   Welcome and  Opening speeches - participants will be greeted by His Eminence Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, President of APSA (Administration of Patrimony of the Holy See), and Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, Chairman of FCAPP, and Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator of CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee. 
3:45 - 6:15 PM:   
Inaugral Session -  Topic:  "Detecting Today's New Things and socio-economic priorities (as in Rerum Novarum). A panel discussion will follow the presentation.
8:00 PM: Social Event:  Embassy of Spain to the Holy See - Palazzo di Spagna, Piazza di Spagna 57 Keynote Speaker:  HE Gerardo Bugallo Ottone, Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See               

Friday, May 25Palazzo Cancelleria, Piazza della Cancelleria 1, Rome
8:00 am Holy Mass:  Basilica of San Lorenzo in Damaso, Piazza della Cancelleria
9:00 am:  Meditation with Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM      
1st Working Session
: " The family facing job uncertainties and the digital cultural revolution"*
Presentation:   the Voluntary Solidarity Fund (VSF) International
2nd Working session:  "Towards a sustainable food chain: responsibility against the ‘throwaway culture’"*
3rd Working Session:  "Human Work, Inclusive Employment"*
* Panel Discussion/Debates following each Working Session

Closing Session:  Keynote Speakers 

7:30 PM - 8:30PM:  Concert: Church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, 1

Saturday, May 26 - The Vatican
8:00AM:     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 in Basilica of St. Peter on the grave of Pope St. John Paul II
10:30 AM:   Session chaired by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State
Address by His All Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople  A Common Christian Agenda for the Common Good”
12:00 PM:    Private Audience with His Holiness Pope Francis 

AFTER CONFERENCE PROGRAM                                                
3:30 PM:     Guided visit to Vatican Museums


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Just a Thought
Over 120 years ago, Pope Leo XIII introduced the idea of a “just” wage in his encyclical, Rerum Novarum.  He defined the just wage as an amount needed to support a thrifty and upright worker plus his family, and prescribed that it must be sufficient enough to allow the worker to save and acquire property of his own.  Read more