Brendan O’Shaugnessy and Michael O. Garvey | Jan. 20, 2014 | Notre Dame News
ROME — The University of Notre Dame on Monday (Jan. 27) awarded honorary degrees to two leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity at the winter meetings of the Board of Trustees in Rome.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement and the only woman to lead a major lay movement within the Catholic Church, received honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation Monday at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome, located just a block from the Colosseum.
“We are extraordinarily proud to add to the number of our alumni such distinguished figures as Cardinal Tauran and Maria Voce,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.