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George Weigel to Address Varied Reactions to Pope Francis at Prominent D.C. Catholic Dinner

Contact: Mary Rose Somarriba, Catholic Information Center, 202-783-2062, press@cicdc.org 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic Information Center (CIC) will award its highest honor to papal biographer George Weigel at its second-annual Blessed John Paul II Award Dinner for the New Evangelization. Weigel will analyze the varied reactions to Pope Francis and explain what the Catholic Church's future outreach efforts will look like.

Nationally syndicated radio host and author Laura Ingraham will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The event is expected to draw nearly 400 Catholic leaders from across the country, including Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Jim Nicholson, and University of Dallas President Thomas W. Keefe.

WHO: Award Recipient: George Wiegel; Master of Ceremonies: Laura Ingraham

WHAT: Catholic Information Center's New Evangelization Award Dinner

WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
            6:00 p.m. Reception
            7:00 p.m. Dinner

WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel
               1127 Connecticut Ave NW
               Washington, D.C.

The Catholic Information Center, a nonprofit affiliate of the Archdiocese of Washington, is committed to making the Catholic Church alive in the hearts, minds, and actions of those living and working in our nation's capital. Through a variety of spiritual and intellectual programs, the CIC offers the tools to live an integrated life and to engage in some of the most pressing issues of today.

For more information, please contact Mary Rose Somarriba at The Catholic Information Center at press@cicdc.org or (202) 783-2062.