Pontifical Academies on the Immaculate Conception
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."