Thursday 12 April 2018
The honorary president of the GÖD, Fritz Neugebauer, has been awarded a high papal order, namely the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, during a ceremony which took place in the Archiepiscopal Palace in Vienna.
“You have never given in to the magic word of reform and have always taken very good care of whether a change is really a positive reform or a negative development”, said Rudolf Luftensteiner, head of the Educational Department of the Austrian Religious Orders in his laudatory speech. “You are a stronghold against talking much but saying nothing and for thinking and speaking with preciseness. Your life and work show that speaking with each other is one of the most valuable culture techniques that we have.”