22 June 2003
On 22nd June 2003, Fr Tom Forrest CSSR, received the following award from His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
“The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II has chosen Rev. Fr Thomas Forrest for the decoration of the August Cross, Pro Ecclesia et Pontificia. The above decoration is bestowed primarily on those distinguished for their special activities and excellent works for the Church and the Pontiff”.
This Papal cross and parchment from his Holiness was presented to Fr. Tom for his dedicated ministry in promoting the New Evangelization. The cross and parchment were presented by Bp. Anthony Gbuji in the presence of Sr. Mary O’Duffy SMG and Fr. Jim Bermingham SPS during a mass celebrated in Rome. It was a very joyful occasion for all the members of the Board of Directors of Evangelization 2000 around the world.
Taken from the ICCRS Newsletter, November-December 2003