Halík collects Templeton Prize at London ceremony

The Czech Roman Catholic cleric Tomáš Halík has received the Templeton Prize in London. The presentation ceremony took place at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on the city’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday evening. The Templeton Prize, which goes for “progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities”, comes with a monetary award of about USD 1.8 million; Monsignor Halík has said he will put the money into initiatives aimed at boosting dialogue between believers and atheists.