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Estonian composer, German theologians named for Ratzinger Prize

September 26, 2017

The Vatican has announced three recipients of this year’s Ratzinger Prize, which honors individuals engaged in promoting the work and thought of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI. They are:

  • Theodor Dieter, a German Lutheran theologian who helped draft the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification;
  • Father Karl-Heinz Menke, a German Catholic theologian and member of the International Theological Commission; and
  • Arvo Part, an Estonian Orthodox composer who specializes in sacred music, and is a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture.


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