Dear Friends of the Observatory,
At the end of a very active 2018 and fast approaching Holy Christmas, as well as the other Feast Days the Church invites us to celebrate during this time of the year, I wish to reach out to all those who keep abreast of our activity and are our friends in order to extend to them and their families my heartfelt greetings and best wishes.
This year as well the Lord has made it possible for us to strive to do good, defending and developing the Social Doctrine of the Church in various ways. I am not going to offer a summary of the many activities in which we have been engaged, because all of you are well aware of them. I must say, however, that I am pleased with the way our Observatory works, the collaborative spirit that has been created, the generous commitment of those who collaborate, and the originality of its ideas. I must also say that for next year as well we have many things planned and in the pipeline, both in the field of research and in the realm of formation, and for which the helping hand from Above will always be by our side.
You’ve seen that we have launched the Advent Fund Collection Campaign entitled “God’s place in the world”. There are a few days left to make donations to it. Please do so, because the Observatory needs your support.
Wishing you and your families a Blessed Christmas, I bestow my blessing upon you in the Child Jesus.
+ Giampaolo Crepaldi
Bishop of Trieste
President of the Observatory