Pope Francis received the Human Rights Prize from Scholas Occurrentes

Deepanwita Dey News 20 December 2023 2 Mins Read
Pope Francis received the Human Rights Prize from Scholas Occurrentes

Scholas Occurrentes, Pope Francis’s educational initiative, has been chosen to receive the Juan Antonio Carrillo Salcedo human rights prize, granted by the University of Seville.

The medal is presented every two years to people or organizations who have significantly contributed in the political, social, or academic dimensions toward defending human rights.

The previous four winners were Adela Cortina, Marcelino Oreja, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Del Corral: Busy on several fronts  

José María del Corral, President of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, declared that a life worth living is a human right that can’t be taken away. In pursuing this, we work on many different issues.

He continued, “We deal with the mental health of children and adolescents in more than 30 countriesEverything was shut down by COVID-19. In addition to tackling problems like gangs in Panama or loving parents abuse, Camorra nepotism abundance which endangered entire families; child abuse Portugal Spain Mexico and blocking nearly all our avenues for practicing medicine. Many of us will talk about human rights but very few are prepared to get their hands dirty.”

Since it was introduced in Spain five years ago, Scholas Occurrentes has conducted various activities throughout the country linked to local churches and national Ministries for Youth, Education, and social Affairs.

Awarded to Pope Francis for bestowing his trust in this holy institution and the young people who dedicate their time and energy daily to an ever-increasing number of youths worldwide.

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