Statements by S. E. Mons. Giampaolo Crepaldi

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 […]

Europe and the transcendent dignity of the human person in the words of Pope Francis at Strasbourg.

Giampaolo Crepaldi Archbishop – Bishop of Trieste Only a few days have passed since Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg and in the wake of the considerable commentary immediately published and broadcast by the mass media, I would like to revisit some of his reflections, which constitute a new stage in the teachings of the social doctrine of […]

Presentation of the V Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world by the Observatory Cardinal Van Thuân. Introduction by Archbishop GiampaoloCrepaldi.

Here we are in Trieste for the fifth time for the presentation of the Annual Report on the Social Doctrine of the Church. I would like to recall that the presentation of the first edition took place in 2010, almost at the beginning of my episcopacy in this diocese. The annual drafting of a Report is a very complicated endeavor […]

The Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” of Pope Francis and the Social Doctrine of the Church

The Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium” contains many aspects having to do with the Social Doctrine of the Church both directly and indirectly. It is a text marked by the centrality of the encounter with Jesus Christ, the Saviour and the Merciful One, in the life of each Christian. The “joy” of which Pope Francis speaks is not a generic psychological […]