Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony
More than 170 young people from the Diocese of Down & Connor were awarded the Pope John Paul II Award at an award ceremony in the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Drumbo, on Wednesday 17th April 2013. The evening began with a roundup of photos of the young people receiving the award and the work they had undertaken to achieve their award. The awards were presented by Bishop Anthony Farquhar who also gave the keynote speech and offered the final blessing. The guest of honour at the ceremony was Irish Olympic Bronze Medalist Michael Conlan who was presented with an Honorary Gold Award on the evening.