Centesimus Annus Foundation Makes 2021 Awards

Granted Every Two Years to Works Making Original Contribution to Deepening Application of Social Doctrine of Church

Centesimus Annus Foundation

Centesimus Annus Foundation will present the fifth edition of the International “Economy and Society” Award on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

The works Recovering Common Goods, by Patrick Riordan (Dublin, Veritas 2017) and Ecología integral and La recepción católica del reto de la sostenibilidad. 1891 (Rerum Novarum) – 2015 (Laudato Sì), by Jaime Tatay (Madrid, Bibioteca de Autores Cristianos, BAC 2018) won the fifth edition of the International Award “Economy and Society” promoted by the Centesimus Annus Foundation – Pro Pontifice, for the “Publications in Social Doctrine” section.

The Award, amounting to a total of 20 thousand euros, is granted every two years to works that stand out for their original contribution to the deepening and application of the Social Doctrine of the Church and are of recognized doctrinal soundness, as well as comprehensible to the general public.

This year the award will be granted during a ceremony that will take place on Thursday, December 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Palazzo Cancelleria (Piazza della Cancelleria, 1 – Rome). The ceremony will be presided over by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State; the introductory speech will be given by Anna Maria Tarantola, Chairwoman of the Centesimus Annus – pro-Pontifice Foundation; Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising will present the winning works; Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, special delegate for the Sovereign Order of Malta will present some reflections on the theme of this year’s Award.

The following books were previously awarded: Aquinas and the Market. Toward a Humane Economy by Mary L. Hirschfeld; Ciudadanía, migraciones y religión by J. L. Martínez; L’economia del bene comune by Stefano Zamagni; Finance, un regard chrétien by P. De Lauzun; Prinzip Nachhaltigkeit by M. Vogt.

During the same ceremony will also be awarded the winners of the first two scholarships to young researchers worth 10,000 and/or 20,000 euros. This new award is a novelty for the Economy and Society event and is reserved for young research scholars of no more than 35 years of age. Commencing with the 2021/2022 academic year, they must attend advanced specialization courses and/or research courses at Universities or Higher Education Institutions/Schools in the study and application of new models of socio-economic development which, in line with the principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church, are inclusive, supportive and sustainable.

The winners of this first edition of the scholarships are Sofia Horsfall and Erminia Florio. Dr. Sofia Horsfall’s research project at La Sapienza University in Rome is focused on The role of financial institutions in promotion ESG integration towards a holistic impact assessment. Erminia Florioi’s project focuses on The effect of information campaigns on students’ intention to migrate: Evidence from Senegal. Ms. Florio is currently holding a Postdoctoral Fellow, at HEC Montreal after having done her PH at the University of “Tor Vergata” in Rome.