Georgian President Confers Award on Caritas Director

ROME, FEB. 24, 2003 ( President Eduard Shevardnadze of Georgia awarded the state’s Order of Honor to Salesian Father Witold Szulezynski, director of Caritas-Georgia, and collaborator of the apostolic nunciature of Tbilisi.

The award is in recognition of Father Szulezynski’s contribution to relations between Georgia and the Vatican, through his service to the poor and abandoned, Vatican Radio reported.

Shevardnadze took the unusual step of conferring the award personally, out of appreciation for the priest’s work.