Louise Curtin was presented with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in recognition of her achievements in the educational and cultural spheres, and for her promotion of French language and culture.
“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
“We have put in place a project enabling our geography students to learn more about the Order, the traditions of that culture and to enable them to see another perspective.”
The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.
This is the first time Shakespeare has been performed in the Vatican, and the performance recognises the significance Shakespeare has for world culture.
Talks will look at the role the friars in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and the Celtic Cultural Revival, as well as at the height of the penal persecution.
"‘Guest from the West’ is a very eloquent and timely read to once again remind us of the valuable contributions of missionaries over the years" - Korean Ambassador.