First Medal Of The Pontificate Of Pope Francis

Vatican City, 7 October 2013 (VIS) – On Tuesday 8 October the official medal of the first year of Pope Francis’ pontificate will be made available for sale. It was coined by the Polygraphic Institute and the Italian State Mint in gold, silver and bronze, with a diameter of forty-four millimetres, and the image it [...]

3 from St Francis of Assisi awarded papal medal

Three parishioners from the Church of St Francis of Assisi received the papal Benemerenti medal from the apostolic nuncio on Sept 9.The honour was instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 and is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Church. The word benemerenti translates to “a well deserving person”. [...]