Viktor Frankl Foundation Awards Caritas President

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VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga was granted an honorary award from the Viktor Frankl Foundation for his work in psychology.



Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga is the archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and the president of Caritas Internationalis.

The Vienna-based Viktor Frankl Foundation promotes a humanistic approach to psychotherapy. The award recognizes the life’s work of Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga.

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga completed studies in clinical psychology and psychotherapy at Leopold Franz University, Innsbruck, Austria. He also has doctorates in moral theology from the Pontifical Lateran University, in philosophy from the Institute Don Rua in El Salvador, and in theology from the Salesian Pontifical University.

He was named archbishop of Tegucigalpa on Jan. 8, 1993. He was president of the Latin American bishops' council from 1995 to 1999 and is currently president of the Honduran bishops' conference. In June 2007, he was elected president of Caritas Internationalis. He was made a cardinal in 2001.