The Challenge of Human Development

A Conversation on Pope Benedict XVI's Caritas in Veritate

A presentation by Juan José DABOUB, Ph.D., Managing Director of the World Bank, and Most Rev. Frank J. DEWANE, Bishop of Venice, Florida, with opening remarks by His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro SAMBI, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the United States

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center

"Charity is at the heart of the Church’s social doctrine ...It is the principle not only of micro-relationships (with friends, with family members or within small groups) but also of macro-relationships (social, economic and political ones)." (Charity in Truth 2)

In his latest Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate, Benedict XVI addresses the basic structural problems that have led to the current international economic crisis. Lasting solutions to the problems of humanity need to be more than technical; they must take into account all of the needs of the person, and the most fundamental human need is to love and be loved. This conference will explore what it means that charity is a necessary element for the social, economic and political development of humanity.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC
Metro: Red Line, Brookland/CUA

About the Speakers

Juan José Daboub, Ph.D. Managing Director of the World Bank
Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of Venice, Florida
His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, DD
Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the United States


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