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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 19, May 11, 2008, Article 17

THE PAPAL BENEMERENTI MEDAL

[A U.K. news account mentions a medal given by the Pope.
According to one web article, "the Benemerenti Medal, meaning
“good merit” medal, was created in 1791 by Pope Pius VI".
I've not been able to locate a definitive description of the
history of the medal on the web.  Apparently there have been
are many different designs over the years. -Editor]

A rare medal awarded by the Pope has been bestowed on two
Colchester women.

Olive Hewitt and Peggy Wilding both received the Benemerenti
Medal during the Sunday service at St Theodore's Roman Catholic
Church in Monkwick from the parish priest, Father Joseph
Wisstock.

Church committee member Christine Brown said the medals were
rare and she had only heard of one other being given out in
recent memory in the Colchester area.

The Benemerenti Medal is a papal honour given in recognition
of Christian work carried out over a number of years.

To read the complete article, see:
Full Story

Read a 2006 article on the medal
Full Story

To view Benemerenti medal images from the OMSA photo database, see:
Image
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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