Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Peace Prize’

Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai among Hong Kongers nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

A bipartisan congressional commission chaired by Rep Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, announced Thursday the nomination of six Hong Kongers, including Cardinal Joseph Zen and jailed Catholic media mogul Jimmy Lai, for the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in the cause of human rights. “Jimmy Lai, Cardinal Joseph Zen, Tonyee Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho, Lee Read more

Catholic missionary priest nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Monday, February 15th, 2021
priest nominated for Nobel Prize

A Catholic priest known for serving the poor living on a landfill has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Fr. Pedro Opeka, 72, is an Argentinian-Slovenian Vincentian priest who has worked with the poor in Madagascar for more than three decades. Janez Janša, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, nominated Opeka for the award. He Read more

Nobel prize nomination for Orthodox Church for saving Jews

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A Nobel prize nomination has been put forward for the Bulgarian Independent Orthodox Church. The Church protected the country’s Jewish minority during the Holocaust. A Bulgarian-Israeli lawyer is spearheading the campaign. Moshe Aloni is seeking support for a campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Church. He said he is hoping the campaign Read more

Pope is bookies favourite to get Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Pope Francis is tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to some of the world’s leading bookmakers. The Religion News Service reported that Francis is currently the 5-2 favourite with British bookmaker William Hill to win the award, which will be announced by the Nobel Institute in Norway on October 10. Irish bookmaker Read more

9 reasons Pope should win Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Pope Francis has been announced as one of the 278 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. Here are a few reasons why he deserves to win over the other nominees, which include Vladimir Putin and Edward Snowden. Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize 1. He’s practically a rockstar What does Pope Francis have in common Read more

Jailed Vietnamese priest nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A Vietnamese priest imprisoned for criticising human rights abuses has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two members of the United States Congress. Father Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, 65, has been nominated by members of Congress Chris Smith and Zoe Lofgren along with the Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, the Read more