On March 22, Haggarty-France received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice ("For Church and Pope") Papal Award at a ceremony at the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa.
Marion, who is Senior Lead for the Mission Advancement department of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, was awarded for her exemplary work as the Alberta Sites Coordinator for the 2022 papal Visit. Marion is a CWL member at St. Thomas More in Edmonton.
This high papal honour was awarded to Marion, as well as Chief Wilton Littlechild, former Grand Chief of The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and one of the three national commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Rev. Cristino Bouvette, who was Senior Lead of Liturgy for the Papal Visit and who serves as Vicar for Vocations and Young Adults for the Diocese of Calgary.
Eight other individuals from across the country were also awarded this honor for their leadership in advancing reconciliation through the Papal Visit to Canada of Pope Francis.
Pictured: Marion Haggarty-France, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Apostolic Nuncio; Bishop Raymond Poisson, CCCB President; and Archbishop Richard Smith.
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