Laudation (extract) by Rita Waschbüsch

Laudation (extract)

Speaker Rita Waschbüsch on the laureate:

‘The emerging activity in Europe—in face of the domestic market standing before us—is understandable and necessary. It is precisely for this reason that Frère Roger of Taizé should receive and accept the International Charlemagne Prize from the city of Aachen. It is time to renew the consciousness of the fact that Europe lives from things much deeper than just its functional aspects.’