True shields against violence and despair

Laureaat Freedom of Worship Award 1986

Bernardus Alfrink Laureaat Freedom of Worship Award 1986

He was made a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in 1960 and entrusted with a powerful leadership role in Vatican Council II. He was chairman of Pax Christi, the international Roman Catholic peace movement. He has taught that the survival of civilization depends upon our commitment to peace and the noblest ideals of Christian love are our true shield against violence and despair.