Pope Francis' dream for a Europe with 'fresh air of honesty'

karlspreis fuer papst(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the International Charlemagne Prize at an awards ceremony in the Vatican on Friday.

The prestigious award is conferred each year on an individual or institution for their service in favor of European unification, and is awarded annually by the German city of Aachen to someone who has contributed to the ideals upon which the Prize was founded.

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