Sep 092009

The presentation of the 39th Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award will be held at 3 p.m., Sept. 20, at Christ the King Chapel on the St. Ambrose University campus in Davenport.

This year’s recipient is Hildegard Goss-Mayr, an Austrian whose peace-making efforts have inspired Nobel Peace Prize winners and ordinary citizens worldwide.

The award will be presented by Bishop Martin Amos of the Davenport Diocese and the Pacem in Terris Coalition of the Quad Cities. The award commemorates Pope John XXIII and his 1963 encyclical letter, Pacem in Terris, which means peace on earth.

Goss-Mayer, 79, will accept the award Sept. 20.

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