17th June 2014 – The names of the winners of the Ratzinger Prize 2014 were announced during a press conference on 17th June in the press-room of the Holy See: Anne-Marie Pelletier and Waldemar Chrostowski. The French professor Anne-Marie Pelletier, the first woman to receive the prize, is a scholar of hermeneutics and biblical exegesis who has also focused on the issue of women in Christianity and in the Church. Waldemar Chrostowski is a Polish priest, Biblicist and expert on Catholic-Jewish dialogue. The prize will be awarded by Pope Francis on Saturday 22nd November in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. The speakers at the Conference were Cardinal Camillo Ruini, President of the Scientific Committee of theVatican Foundation, Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI, Msgr. Giuseppe Scotti, President of the Foundation, and the Ambassador of Colombia to the Holy See Germán Cardona Gutiérrez. During the press conference another Conference of high scientific value about the theme “Respect for life, the way to peace” was presented: it will be held in the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin in Colombia (23rd-24th October 2014).