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Lenten Talk to be given by Bishop Emeritus Nichol J. Cauchi

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Lenten Talk to be given by Bishop Emeritus Nichol J. CauchiOn Friday, the 26th of March, Bishop Emeritus, His Lordship Nichol J. Cauchi, will deliver a Lenten talk at the Circolo Gozitano’s premises at 6, Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Victoria, Gozo.

In his talk, Monsignor Cauchi will be dealing with some of the themes contained in Pope Benedict’s encyclical ‘Caritas in Veritate’ (Charity in Truth). This is the third encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI and his first social encyclical. The encyclical is concerned with the problems of global development and progress towards the common good of all peoples, arguing that both Love and Truth are essential elements of an effective response.

The encyclical contains detailed reflection on economic and social issues and problems; the Pope makes clear however that the church does not offer specific technical solutions but rather moral principles to inform the building of such solutions.

The economic themes include an attack on free market fundamentalism, though a simplistic polarization of the free market model versus interventionist big government solutions is rejected. There is emphasis on the need for the actions of all economic actors to be informed by ethics as well as the profit motive.

Other areas discussed include hunger, the environment, migration, sexual tourism, bioethics, cultural relativism, social solidarity, energy and population issues.

The activity starts at 8pm and the general public is cordially invited to attend.

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