EWTN founder awarded top honour by Pope
October 6th, 2009 - 11:05 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

Pope Benedict XVI has awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal to Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, and also to EWTN executive Deacon Bill Steltemeier. The medal is the highest honour the Pope can bestow upon laity and religious.

EWTN is available in over 150 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. In its mission it uses direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide shortwave radio [WEWN], an Internet website and a publishing arm. EWTN says it is the largest religious media network in the world.