Arvo Pärt

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, 82, has been announced as one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize awarded by the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. The Ratzinger Prize was established in 2010 and first awarded in 2011. It goes to « people who answered to the challenge of fostering a deep dialogue among science, theology and philosophy. »

The prizes will be awarded to the recipients at an event in Vatican City on Nov. 18.

Pope Benedict XVI served as Pope from 2005-2013. The Pope Emeritus was succeeded by Pope Francis.

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