The presentation of the “Ratzinger Prize”, in its second year, will take place on Saturday morning, 20 October, in the context of the upcoming Synodal Assembly. The Pope himself will give the prize to two academics. “On that day, the Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI – Vatican Foundation”, Mons. Giuseppe Antonio Scotti, its President, explains, “wishes to say its 'thank you' in a simple and practical way to those who in the darkness of our times spare no efforts to make the splendour of the truth shine out, in deep communion with the Holy Father”.
This is another reason why a date for the conferral of this sort of “Nobel for theology” has been arranged in the midst of the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”, which
will open on 7 October and will end on the 28th of this month.
To award the Prize called after the Pontiff to those scholars distinguished for their special merits in the activity of publication or of scientific research, is one of the Foundation's purposes, which include the organization of important study symposiums.