VATICAN'S HIGHEST DECORATION TO JOAN BASSEGODA,
The curator of the Royal Gaudí Chair receives the Cross"Pro
Ecclesia et Pontifice"
This is the 35th year of Mr. Bassegoda's task as the leading
architect of the Cathedral of Barcelona
Cruz Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.
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Barcelona, May the 6th of 2003- The architect and professor Joan
Bassegoda i Nonell will be awarded next monday, May the 6th, with
the Cross "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice", granted by Saint
Father in honour to his works during all his professional carreer
as architect of the Barcenola's Cathedral as well as other important
buildings related to Gaudí.
The ceremony will take part at the Choir of the Sait Church Cathedral
Basilica of Barcelona on 19 of May at 7,30 p.m and will be chaired
by Mr. Cardinal-Archbishop of Barcelona, Ricard Maria Carles. After
the presentation of the Cross, there will be an organ concert.
The Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice was created on 17 of july in
1888 by the Pope Lion XIII,125 years ago, in orther to recognise
the merits of priets o seculars, men or women. It is the highest
la decoration granted by the Vatican, without being a chivalrous
honour -not a noble title-.
It just happened that Joan Bassegoda celebrates this year his 35th
aniversary leading the Reial Càtedra Gaudí and as
head architect of the Barcelona's Cathedral.
From Gaudí & Barcelona Club Association congartulate
warmly our friend, collaborator and teacher because of this speciall