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2013-04-11

CARD. DOMENICO CALCAGNO 

President, APSA
"The award ex aequo goes to: Citizenships, Migraitons, and Relgion: An ethics dialogue of the Christian Faith, Madrid, San Pablo 2007, by Professor Julio Luis Martínez Martínez. And The Economy of the Common Good, Roma, Città Nuova 2007, by Professor Stefano Zamagni.” 

Stefano Zamagni is a political economy professor at the University of Bologna in Italy. Julio Luis Martinez is a Jesuit, and rector of the University of Comillas in Spain. As the first winners of the award from the Centessimus Annus Foundation, the will each receive 25,000 euros.

Organizers received over 60 published entries on how the Church's social teaching can be applied to the economy. The entries came from 13 countries, in Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, and German. 

During the presentation, the foundation's president and Cardinal Calcagno addressed the economic crisis in Europe. 

DOMINGO SUGRAYNES BRIEKEL 
President, Centessimus Annus Foundation
"The problems don't begin in 2007 with the sub-prime crisis. It's a much older thing that we had not seen completely, but where we can find the keys to this behavior, of these wrong visions, and that's what needs to be corrected. The Church's social teachings is not a recipe book. It's not, it's a supplement, a deepening. We are in a good moment for this because there's a new line of people that want to do things differently from how they've been done until now.” 

CARD. DOMENICO CALCAGNO 
President, APSA 
"The complexity of this phenomenon shows the responsibility of all. Of the people that work in finance, manufacturing or economy. Also in the personal aspect, and families. These past few years, several people haven't properly used their personal responsibilities. Either living beyond their means, or creating false illusions of wealth, through financial products that have not consistency.” 

A competition and a conference are the two main events that will mark the 20th anniversary of the Centessimus Annus Foundation. It's an organization that follows papal encyclicals, and does its part to solve the current crisis. As a rule, it always employing the use of the Church's Social Doctrine. 


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