Cardinal receives University award for dedication to the marginalized
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The University announced Monday that Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, had been chosen to receive the 2017 Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity.
The press release stated Tagle had been selected for the award because of his dedication and advocacy for marginalized communities.
“He has been a tireless champion of the poor, as much by example as by word,” Fr. Robert Dowd, director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, said in the release. “He spends time listening to the most marginalized, working to ensure that their experiences and concerns inform his ministry and the Church’s efforts to promote justice and peace.”
According to the University, Tagle will be visiting Notre Dame to participate in the 2017 Catholic Social Tradition Conference, “Soul of Development.” Tagle will also be celebrating Mass on March 24 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Tagle will receive the award March 24 at 8 p.m. in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.