09/04/2017, 10.51
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Fr. Peter Geremia is the 30th recipient of the Saint Teresa of Calcutta award

The recognition given to personalities who distinguish themselves in social outreach. The initiative is sponsored by Youchengco Group of Companies. Card. Luis Antonio G. Tagle in the college of judges who elected the winner. The awards ceremony will take place on September 21 in Makati.

Manila (AsiaNews) - Fr. Peter Anthony Lake Geremia, a missionary at the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (Pime) among the tribes of the Diocese of Kidapawan (Mindanao Island) is the winner of the 30th Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award, an important recognition for his commitment of human promotion among the poorest.

The AY Foundation, the foundation for the development of the Youchengco Group of Companies that sponsors the initiative, annually grants the prize to personalities that have distinguished themselves in the field of social initiatives. Card. Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, and President of Caritas Internationalis is also present In the college of judges who chose the winner.

The awards ceremony will take place on September 21 in Makati, in the center of the capital, at the company's headquarters. Fr. Geremia will also receive a check of 1million pesos (about 16,500 euros), which according to the rules of the prize, he will have to devolve half to a charitable institution of his choice.     

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