Comboni missionary Father Giulio Albanese, Misna director, received the certificate of the award Wednesday from Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
This “Italian Pulitzer” is promoted by the autonomous region of Val d’Aosta and sponsored by the presidency. It enjoys the collaboration of the National Federation of the Italian Press and the College of Journalists.
Misna, or the Missionary Service News Agency, focuses on the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 1997, it publishes 30 articles daily on current events and 40 specialized services a month.
The agency publishes in English, French and Italian, and has nine lay journalists and a secretary in addition to the director.
Its Web page is www.misna.org.