Paolo Caucci, winner of the Aymeric Picaud International Prize on the Camino de Santiago

The prize for the Italian researcher, diffuser and disseminator of the French Way, will be delivered in León on January 21

Fernando Borjas
06/12/2016 01:42
Paolo Caucci

Paolo Caucci

Journalist and essayist Paolo G. Caucci Von Saucken has been unanimously elected winner of the IV International Aymeric Picaud Prize of the Camino de Santiago. The Italian professor and expert has been chosen by the League of Associations of Journalists of the Camino de Santiago during this Monday in Leon, where the award will be presented by the president of the Association of Journalists of Santiago de Compostela, Luis Menéndez, and the Of the Association of Journalists of Leon, Pedro Lechuga.

The jury has awarded the prize to Caucci recognizing his special dedication to "promote the values ​​of Jacobeos and the protection of the Way" to which he comments the Italian has dedicated his whole life and also his effort to "spread the phenomenon of pilgrimage" as a value Essential for the culture of Europe. It also highlights the "journalistic, critical and public transcendence of Caucci's very quantitative work" which they say "is beyond doubt and deserves the authoritative opinion of the best experts in the field."

The award, named after Aymeric Picaud (the friar considered the first chronicler of the Camino de Santiago), will be delivered in León on January 21 and is sponsored by the publishing house Siloé and Correos. Caucci will then become the fourth award winner since the creation of this award, which already lies in the windows of other illustrious diffusers of the Camino de Santiago as Carmen Pugliese, Carlos Mencos and Anton Pombo.

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