Cardinal to receive France’s highest honor
April 17, 2014
While in Rome for the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France will bestow the nation’s highest honor upon Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, according to L’Osservatore Romano.
The Legion of Honour, established in 1802, has five degrees; Cardinal Etchegaray will be inscribed in the order of the Grand Cross, the highest degree.
Cardinal Etchegaray, 91, served as president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 1984 until his retirement in 1998. He is the current vice-dean of the College of Cardinals.