Cultural award for The Road to Reconciliation

On 19 May 2019 the Wilhelmina Sangers Foundation cultural award was presented to Pierre Habets, the initiating visual artist behind The Road to Reconciliation. Pierre Habets (left) receives the award from the chairman, bishop Harrie Smeets.

He received this award in the form of a cheque for €5,000 in appreciation of his initiative that resulted in the road to reconciliation which is described as the hopeful outcome of the cooperation between the victims of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church, the diocese of Roermond, and the artist, and is now on public display as an artwork in bronze at De Kartuis, a municipal park in Roermond. Habets extends his heartfelt thanks to the foundation for this very nice amount of money.