Taiwan decorates foreign religious workers for dedicated service

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/21
By: Claudia Liu and Kay Liu

Taipei, Dec. 21 (CNA) Twelve foreign priests, nuns, missionaries and 15625575pastors were honored Monday at the Presidential Office for their decades of dedicated service to Taiwan.

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) conferred the Order of Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon on each of the 12 religious workers, saying that their work had brought serenity and peace to Taiwan.

On behalf of the Taiwanese people, Ma expressed his deepest gratitude to the honorees for their service in the areas of education, charity and social service.

According to the Presidential Office, the 12 religious workers have each served for at least 40 years in Taiwan, and one of them, 102-year-old Canadian priest Etienne Georges Beauregard, has been in Taiwan for 68 years.   [FULL  STORY]

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