During an international conference organized by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice foundation, Daniel Darmanin, president of the Justice and Peace Commission, and coordinator of the local chapter of the Centesimus Annus foundation, presented the Yahad booklet to Pope Francis. During this same meeting, Darmanin also presented this project to Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State, whilst explaining to him that through this initiative, the Justice and Peace Commission wished to invite Christians and all people of good will to reflect on how we can work together for a reconciled society, built on truth and justice.
The theme chosen by the organizers of this conference was: “Inclusive growth to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development and peace“. As part of the programme, Darmanin presented a paper on the Compartmentalization of ethics: unrealistic and harmful. In his presentation, Darmanin explained that whenever we leave ethics out of the world of business and finance, we’re not respecting the relational nature of human beings. He linked this reflection to the Commission project called Beyond GDP which showed the need for a more holistic economic vision for our country.
A few days after this conference, during the General Assembly of Justice and Peace (Europe) which took place in Assisi, Daniel Darmanin also had the opportunity of presenting a copy of Yahad to Cardinal Michael Czerny sj, who as Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, showed his appreciation for the work that the Justice and Peace Commission is carrying out within the Church in Malta.