Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia

19th Recipient, 2002, Mexico

Roman Catholic Bishop Ruiz has been active in the campaign to protect human rights in Mexico and in Central and South America. He has contributed greatly to the improvement of social conditions in the Mexican state of Indios.”The poor not only confront us with the dignity of others and the recognition of their being as different,and they also urge us to rebuild our world and ourselves as people.” From Bishop Ruiz’s acceptance speech