Background to the Award

Background

The Pope John Paul II Award is dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II whose love of young people was so profound. The Award was launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland His Excellency Most Rev Dr Giuseppe Lazzarotto on 7th November 2006.

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and living or going to school in the Diocese of Down & Connor, the Pope John Paul II Award will enable you to become more actively involved in the life of your parish and community.

As well as the feeling of personal achievement that you will gain from taking part in the award, participation will help to show future employers and educators that you are a young person who can make an ongoing commitment to a task.