Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte receives award from Communications et Société

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hommage_au_Cardinal_Turcotte-4His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop Emeritus of Montreal, has received an award from Communications et Société in honor of his exceptional contributions in communications. The award was made May 3, 2012, at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal during presentation ceremonies for the 2012 radio and television awards by Communications et Société. A number of special guests were present, including the new Archbishop of Montreal, the Most Reverend Christian Lépine, and the Bishop Emeritus of Mont-Laurier, the Most Reverend Vital Massé. The award to Cardinal Turcotte was presented by Father Jean-Guy Dubuc, a priest of the Archdiocese of Montreal, assisted by the President of Communications et Société, Ms. Sabrina Di Matteo. In his presentation Father Dubuc noted how the Cardinal has succeeded in sharing the Church’s message about Jesus by always being present and listening to the media as well as by intervening.

The 2012 awards were made to the following finalists: a radio report on malnutrition among the elderly by Radio-Canada’s news network “la Première chaîne” (the French-language equivalent of CBC Radio One); and a TV documentary on the age revolution entitled “Les âges déboussolés” (“disoriented ages”), broadcast by Télé-Québec.

Communications et Société, a non-profit organization based in Montreal, collaborates with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in various communications projects and services.