CNA Staff, Nov 10, 2023 / 16:06 pm
Two Spanish theologians are the winners of the 2023 Ratzinger Prize, named for the late Pope Benedict XVI.
Father Pablo Blanco-Sarto, 59, a professor at the University of Navarra, which is affiliated with Opus Dei, has written extensively about the former Joseph Ratzinger, including a biography of him. He is also on the editorial committee that translates the late pope’s works into Spanish. He primarily teaches ecumenism, sacramental theology, and ministry, according to a written statement from the Joseph Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation, which gives the award.
Francesc Torralba Roselló, 56, a professor at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, has written more than 100 books. He focuses on philosophical anthropology and ethics, according to the foundation. He is married and has five children.
Blanco-Sarto told CNA, "I am delighted and relieved to receive this award. A joy because of the name it bears, that of Joseph Ratzinger. A relief because I have been studying his life, his work, and his thought, and this award is an endorsement of the results of my research.”