CARDINAL LEGER, who resigned as Archbishop of Montreal to work among lepers in Africa, was named on Monday as this year's winner of the Royal Bank of Canada's £20.000 Tray Bank Award. The award was established in 1967, Canada's centennial year, in recognition of "outstanding achievements contributing to human welfare and the common good." Mr. J. V. Clyne, chairman of the selection committee, said the Cardinal was among nearly 100 people nominated for the award.
"His achievements, devotion and efforts to create goodwill and tolerance for peoples of all religions, his self-sacrificing life, his works on behalf of the poor and the downtrodden are a measure of his unselfishness and have given him a place of honour in the eyes of all peoples throughout the world."
Cardinal Leger, who is working at a leper colony in the Republic of Cameroun, West Africa, will travel to Montreal in the autumn to receive the award, and a gold medal struck by the Canadian Mint.