Jesuits Present Archbishop of Canterbury with Literary Award


On January 25, Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, accepted the 2009 Campion Award from the editors of the Jesuit magazine, America. A renowned scholar, theologian, ecumenist, pastor, professor and poet, Archbishop Williams is the author of more than a score of books.

Jesuit Father Drew Christiansen, the editor-in-chief of America, introduced the archbishop, and literary editor Patricia A. Kossmann presented him with the award.

Read Fr. Christiansen’s introduction, or listen to an

of Archbishop Williams’ remarks.

A slideshow of pictures from the evening is also now available.

The Campion award is given on a regular basis to a notable Christian person of letters. It is named after St. Edmund Campion, an English writer and Jesuit martyr who is honored in both the Anglican and Catholic traditions.

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