Austrian to receive Pacem in Terris award


By Barb Arland-Fye

Hildegard Goss-Mayr, an Austrian whose peace-making efforts have inspired Nobel Peace Prize winners and ordinary citizens worldwide, has been selected to receive the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.

Presented by Bishop Martin Amos of the Davenport Diocese and the Pacem in Terris Coalition of the Quad Cities, the award honors Pope John XXIII and commemorates his 1963 encyclical letter, Pacem in Terris, which means peace on earth.

Goss-Mayer, 79, will accept the award Sept. 20, during a 3 p.m. ceremony in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

The award’s 39th recipient, she is personally acquainted with a number of past recipients, including Adolfo Perez E


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