Cardinal to receive France’s highest honor
Catholic World News - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,785 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!