Colombia - Provincial receives Chirac Foundation Award for Peace
Fr. Francisco de Roux, Provincial of Colombia will receive the Chirac Foundation award, which is considered to be the French Nobel for peace, on November 22nd in Paris, for his long commitment to peace building in Colombia. Fr. de Roux led the peace laboratories in Magdalena Medio region, where he defended and promoted the development of farmers living in violent situations, infested by the guerrilla and paramilitaries, losing many companions. He never abandoned this commitment to peace in his different assignments, being also today involved in it in his new position as Provincial. Read more...