“Father Oreste Benzi. On the side of the least”

The Father Oreste Benzi Foundation establishes an annual award in order to promote and spread the thought, life’s testimony and works promoted and realised by the Servant of God Father Oreste Benzi, priest of the diocese of Rimini and founder of the “Community of Pope John XXIII” Association, and defined “a tireless apostle of charity” by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Award is to be conferred to a living individual, existing Association or Body who, without distinction of sex, nationality, religion or political opinion, has displayed exemplary commitment, in their areas of life, work or service, in favour of the people who are marginalised, exploited or rejected as useless by our sick society, and whose inviolable dignity as human persons, created and loved by God, is not recognised.