The winners of the 2016 Ratzinger Prize, which is to be awarded on 26 November at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, are Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles.
Mgr. Biffi, a professor, theologian and liturgist of international
renown, who has also authored hundreds of books and essays, was awarded
the Prize for his Opera Omnia, a collection of his writings, most of
which are on theology and medieval philosophy.
Twenty volumes have
already been published, while the rest are currently in the preparation
The other winner is Ioannis Kourempeles of the Faculty of
Theology in Thessaloniki, Greece.
A member of the Orthodox Church, he is
associate professor in the Department of Theology at the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki.
The Ratzinger Prize, awarded by the Vatican Foundation Joseph
Ratzinger Benedict XVI, is given as a sign of the Church’s gratitude to
scholars and professors who have stood out for their scientific research
in the theological field.