Arvo Pärt wins Ratzinger Award
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize, named after Joseph Ratzinger, the former pope Benedict XVI. The prize is awarded by the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation to "people who answered to the challenge of fostering a deep dialogue among science, theology and philosophy.".
The two other prize winners were German Lutheran theologian Theodor Dieter and theologian and German Catholic priest Karl-Heinz Menke. During an event in Vatican City on November 18, the prizes will be awarded to the recipients.