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14 July 2022

Sweden: Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, receives a Medal from the King of Sweden

On Friday, June 10, our confrere Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, received from His Majesty, the King of Sweden, the medal of the ribbon of the Order of Seraphim, 12th degree, for his significant contributions to the life of the Swedish and international Church. The medal ceremony took place at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. We congratulate our confrere for this award! In an interview with the directors of the European cultural magazines of the Jesuit Order on May 19 and published in La Civiltà Cattolica, the Pope cited our confrere as an example. To the question «do we evangelize in a culture that has no religious tradition», such as Sweden, Pope Francis referred to our confrere:

“I don’t know how to answer your question, to tell you the truth. Because only those who live there, in that context, can understand and discover the right paths. I would like to point out, however, a man who is a model of guidance, Cardinal Anders Arborelius. He is not afraid of anything. He talks to everybody and is not against anybody. He always aims for the positive. I believe that a person like him can indicate the right path to follow.”