Vatican City, Dec 6, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Pope John Paul II will use an award he received today from the World Federation of Scientists, "for scholarships for needy students in the Third World."
The "Erice Prize. Ettore Majorana - Science for Peace," was "linked to the memory of the famous Italian physicist who contributed notably to the development of theoretical nuclear physics," noted the Pope.
He said that the 40 year old International Center of Scientific Culture, founded in Erice, Sicily, by Prof. Antonio Zichichi and dedicated to Majorana, has been a "significant 'cenacle' of cultural activity in several areas of modern knowledge."
John Paul II expressed his hope that "joint efforts by the international scientific community, public institutions and all persons of good will might assure all of mankind a future of hope and peace."