· Pope Francis receives the Charlemagne Prize ·
What has happened to “the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom”; to the old continent, “the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters”; to “the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters”? This was the three part question opening the Holy Father's extensive address with which, on Friday morning, 6 May, in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace, he accepted the Charlemagne Prize conferred on him by the German city of Aquisgrana.
St. Peter’s Square
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