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Indian archbishop is nominee for Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic World News - June 09, 2011

Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, India, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work for reconciliation among different religious and ethnic groups in northeast India.

Archbishop Menamparampil, a Salesian, was recommended for the award by the Salesian Bulletin in Italy. A spokesman for the Indian bishops’ conference remarked that the award “would be a legitimate recognition for the commitment and dedication carried out for more than 25 years to build peace and harmony.”

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  • Posted by: stpetric - Jun. 10, 2011 5:15 AM ET USA

    This is a meaningless story, as there is no formal process for nominating potential Nobel Prize recipients. The Nobel Foundation canvasses earlier laureates for suggestions, but that process is confidential.

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