Pontifical Academies on the Immaculate Conception

07. 12. 2006
This morning (7 December), the 11th public session of the pontifical academies was held in the Vatican's New Synod Hall. This year's event was organized by the Pontifical Academy of the Immaculate and the Pontifical International Marian Academy on the theme: "Mary Immaculate, Mother of all men, icon of beauty and of divine charity." Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.

Vatican: At the end of the session of the pontifical academies, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone SDB read out a message, in the Pope's name, and bestowed the pontifical academies' annual prize to the "Section Africaine pour les Congrès Mariologiques," which is affiliated to the Pontifical International Marian Academy, and is made up of young students and teachers of Mariology from various African countries.

The Cardinal Secretary of State also remarked how the Pope had awarded a pontificate medal to Fr. Fidel Stockl ORC of the Philippines for his work: "Mary, Model and Mother of consecrated life. A Marian synthesis of theology of consecrated life based on the teachings of John Paul II."