Statements by S. E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi

The Renzi administration’s reform of the Cooperative Credit Banks (CCB) is dangerous and unjust. Statement of Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi President of the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân on the Social Doctrine of the Church.

The recent reform of the Cooperative Credit Banks (CCBs) recently approved by the Italian Council of Ministers raises legitimate concerns regarding the policies pursued by the banking system. In particular, misgivings stem from the norm enabling the larger sized CCBs (with at least Euro200 million in capitalization) to withdraw from the cooperative system by transforming themselves into joint stock companies […]

How much damage by catholics in politics. Interview with Archbishop Crepaldi published in the february issue of the monthly Review ‘Il Timone’

Church and world, Catholics and politics. It’s difficult to comprehend the situation, and equally difficult to foresee future prospects without a keen sense of farsightedness. Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi is someone endowed with this ability to see beyond the tip of his nose, to be farsighted. Up until 1994 he was the director of the Italian Episcopal Conference’s department for social […]

Wars of religion. Wars against religion

Most Rev. Giampaolo Crepaldi President of the Observatory   This year, 2015, was marked in Europe by two atrocious terrorist attacks of Islamic matrix. On 7 January 2015 there was the attack against Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine. On 13 November 2015 separate assaults were perpetrated at the Bataclan theater, outside the Stade de France and in three Parisian […]

In Laudato si’ Pope Francis encapsulates and develops the thrust of the social Magisterium on the ecology issue

Presented below is the full text of the presentation delivered by Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi at the “Kick-off seminar – Key areas for European social dialogue”, held in Malta on 2-3 December 2015. Archbishop Crepaldi is the chairperson of the Caritas in veritate commission of the CECE (Council of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe).   The social teaching of the Church […]

The Family in the Teachings of Pope Francis. Conference in Genoa.

Pope Francis speaks frequently about the family. We all remember the great teachings of John Paul II about the family. He had been called “the Pope of the family”. Memorable in particular are the catecheses dedicated to human love delivered during general audiences. No less so is the teaching of Pope Francis, who speaks about the family with a magisterium […]

Most Rev. Crepaldi: "Conscientious objection, a test bench for our faith”

Life, family, the freedom of parents in the education of their children. When receiving g the participants at the conference organized by the European People’s Party, Benedict XVI defined these three principles as “implicit in human nature”, and therefore “non negotiable”. He summoned Catholics active in public debate not to make them the object of bargaining, since such an attitude, […]

Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political commitment. Encounter of the Bishop with the participants.

I am very pleased to be able to be here this evening to meet with you, who have taken part in this session at the Academy of Social Doctrine of the Church, which the diocese organized in collaboration with the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân. It is also a pleasure to bring these brief considerations of mine to the attention of […]

Needed are Catholic laypersons engaged in politics in a convinced and convincing manner

Presented below is the full text of the communiqué of Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi for the presentation and the inauguration of the Academy of the Social Doctrine of the Church for formation to social and political engagement held at Palazzo Economo (Trieste) on 19 March last. The Academy is organized in collaboration with the  Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân.   ***** When […]