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ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS RECEIVES AN HONORARY DOCTORATE

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    ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS RECEIVES AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME NEW YORK - The University of Notre Dame bestowed an honorary doctorate of
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2010
      ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS RECEIVES AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
      NOTRE DAME


      NEW YORK - The University of Notre Dame bestowed
      an honorary doctorate of laws degree upon
      Archbishop Demetrios of America, yesterday May
      16, during the university's 165th Commencement
      Ceremony held in Notre Dame Stadium in South
      Bend, Ind., which was filled with thousands of students, parents and
      relatives.

      Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of
      "NBC Nightly News was the keynote speaker and
      also the recipient of an honorary degree.
      According to an article appearing on the Notre
      Dame website, other honorary degree recipients
      were: Steven J. Brickner, a leader in the field
      of antibacterial drug development; Scott Cowen,
      president of Tulane University; Rev. Reginald
      Foster, a Catholic Carmelite priest and one of
      the world's foremost authorities on the Latin
      language; MaryAnn Mathile, chief executive
      officer, board chair and treasurer of the Mathile
      Family Foundation; Marc Maurer, a 1974 Notre Dame
      alumnus and president of the National Federation
      of the Blind; venture capitalist Ted McCourtney;
      and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, former Roman
      Catholic Archbishop of England.

      Following the ceremony Archbishop Demetrios
      visited the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew
      in South Bend, Indiana and met with the priest
      and the members of the parish to whom he offered
      paternal words of care and edification in Christ.

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