Papal honors for Peter Latona

Posted September 24, 2016 3:34 pm by Kathleen Pluth

Papal honors for Peter Latona

The latest recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal, “For the Church and for the Pope,” is exemplary church musician Dr. Peter Latona, Music Director at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.The award is the highest papal honor available to the laity, and is given exceedingly rarely. Dr. Latona served extensively during the visits of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis during their visits to the United States. With this medal, Pope Francis recognizes these contributions to the life of the Church.What makes this honor particularly well-deserved, in my opinion, is not only Dr. Latona’s work both in

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