Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awards Archbishop Chaput

WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 11, 2008 ( Archbishop Charles Chaput’s defense of the faith and action on behalf of religion in the public sector will be recognized with the Canterbury Medal.

The archbishop of Denver will be given this honor in a banquet hosted in May by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

The fund is an international, interfaith law firm that strives to defend the inherent human right to religious expression against threats from government or secular forces. Annually, the group awards the Canterbury Medal in recognition of an individual who exemplifies in action the support of this freedom.

“We are especially proud to add Archbishop Chaput to this distinguished list,” said Becket Fund President Kevin Hasson. "He is neither shy nor soft-spoken when he believes religious liberty in general or his Roman Catholic faith are in jeopardy. It is we who are honored by his acceptance of our medal."

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