Tomáš Halík has won this year's Templeton Prize on March 13.


Templeton Prize - Statement at press conference

Statement at press conference, British Academy, London on March 13th 2014

When St Augustine was asked which three paths led most surely to God, he replied “the first is humility, the second is humility and the third is humility”. Becoming a Templeton Prize winner is a great test of humility. When I read in the list of all previous winners names, which, for years, I have spoken with respect and admiration, I certainly felt small and humble when compared with them. Thank you for this opportunity to experience humility so profoundly.

I would like to recall with gratitude today my ...