Sao Paulo, Brazil (Tuesday, 03/10/2015, Gaudium Press) The Paulus Faculty of Technology and Communication (Fapcom) recently held a meeting with the pastoral office of the Archdiocese of São Paulo to decide on a print of a new medal called “St. Paul the Apostle”. The meeting was presided by the Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer.
The Medal will honor persons, entities and institutions that have stood out for their contribution to the life and mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo.
Cardinal Odilo said that the medal aims to give recognition and energize the life and the different ministries in the Archdiocese and to reward those who have made a valuable contribution towards the 270 anniversary of the founding of the Diocese.
The medal carries on one side the effigy of St. Paul the Apostle, who is the patron of the Archdiocese, and on the other side is carries the façade of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
The Cardinal pointed out that “all Baptized are God’s people and are participants in the priestly, prophetic and kingly mission of Christ himself,” and that this medal will be an “incentive to flourish more thoroughly ecclesial and pastoral life in this huge city. “
In addition, a committee was established to coordinate this initiative and having as its members Auxiliary Bishop Carlos Garcia Lema, Fr. Luis Eduardo Juarez Baronto and Fr. Pedro de Castro.
As the site of the Archdiocese informs, the date in which the medal will be awarded shall be established each year, between August 15, Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, and September 5, the anniversary of the dedication of the Metropolitan Cathedral.(LMI)
From the Editor’s desk of Gaudium Press, with information from the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo