Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pope Honored for European Unification

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis was recognized for his efforts in promoting European union. In giving the pontiff "The Charlemagne Award," the European Parliament cited his promotion of "dialogue of cultures and religions" and "the sacredness of the human person."

The Charlemagne Award, described as the "oldest and best-known prize" for the promotion of European Unity was previously given to St. Pope John Paul II and Brother Roger Schultz, the founder of the ecumenical community of Taize.

Well, it's not a Nobel Prize, but it's a start.

4 comments:

  1. Very good. Pope Francis secularity is being recognized; promotion of Catholic unity not so much.

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    1. Considering Brother Schultz was assassinated, and St. Pope Paul II was nearly assassinated, the Bear would be worried to accept the award.

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  2. Mr. Shutz was that rarest of man, a Protestant Catholic.

    No, really, this is what we do these days...

    http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/206302?eng=y

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    1. Good find. A Protestant-Catholic that was given communion by St. Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI, as well as receiving it on a daily basis. He wasn't a Catholic, but an exception was made because... well, because.

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