April 7, 2015

December 2014

Pastor Annemarie Werner receives award in Berlin.

Pastor Annemarie Werner received the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal. The prestigious award was presented by the Wallenberg Foundation in recognition of her commitment to interreligious dialogue, social causes and human rights.

The ceremony took place on December 11, 2014 at the residence of the Ambassador of Israel in Berlin, Mr. Yakov Hadas- Handelsman. Danny Rainer, Vice – President of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and head of the Israeli office, represented the foundation.

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House of Life, General Curia of the Capuchin Brotherhood in Rome.

Another ceremony of recognition took place in Rome on November 23 at the General Curia of the Capuchin Brotherhood building in Via Piemonte, in memory of the courage of Father   Pierre-Marie Benoît, Righteous among the nations, a French priest then resident near the International College of the Capuchins in Via Sicilia where he held his operation. He was appointed in the Board of the  Delegazione Assistenza Emigranti Ebrei, “Delegation for the Assistance of Jewish Emigrants” a resistance Jewish organization operating  for the distribution of financial aid to the persecuted Jews and worked tireless between 1939 and 1947 from its  operation center.

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IRWF – Looking for other Houses of Life.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation encourages to share reliable information on other “Houses of Life” that you could have heard of either by email irwf@irwf.org  , or by telephone by contacting the different offices.


IRWF – Houses of Life. Upcoming ceremonies in 2015

The ceremonies will follow during 2015 in other churches and convents, schools and public buildings as well as private houses, not only in Italy but also in Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands, France and Poland.