CNS ran a story on the July 8 death of Sir John Marks Templeton at the age of 95. Over the years CNS has had numerous stories covering individuals who were awarded the Templeton Prize.
The Templeton Prize is awarded annually to an individual who has made major contributions to religion around the world.
The first Templeton Prize was awarded to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1973.
Here’s a look at some other news from CNS involving the Templeton Prize:
The 2008 Templeton Prize was awarded to Father Michal Heller, a Polish priest-cosmologist.
Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare movement who died in March, received the Templeton Prize in 1977.
Brother Roger Schutz, founder of the Taize community, received the Templeton Prize in 1974. He died in August 2005 after being stabbed in the neck.
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