A Prize in the service of good
“Kidnapped in Iraq in 2015, she always refused to renounce her Christian faith. The jihadists murdered her. Kayla Jean Mueller’s name was given to the American raid on ISIS in October 2019, paying tribute to this 26-year-old young humanitarian who never wanted to give up hope. A member of an Evangelical Church, Kayla worked in India, in the West Bank in the heart of Palestinian villages, in the United States with homeless women … During her captivity in Syria, she demonstrated an unusual inner strength, which is evidenced in the article by Pierre Jovanovic”, said a press release published on Tuesday by the Federation of Catholic Media (FMC).
Established in 2017, the Father Jacques Hamel Prize, in homage to the Normandy priest murdered in his church in 2016, aims to reward a work (article, book, documentary …) which highlights peace initiatives and approaches to interreligious dialogue.
It will be awarded to the winner on Thursday 23rd January, in Lourdes, on the occasion of the 24th International Saint François de Sales Days, by his eminence Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, in the presence of Mrs. Roseline Hamel, sister of the priest murdered in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray on 26th July 2016.
Please note that a delegation of the media from the Holy See, partners of this annual meeting, will be participating in this conference.