Jan Cardinal Korec for Nobel Peace Price 2011
Jan Cardinal Korec is former dissident from Czechoslovakia (today Slovak Republic). He survived ten years of communist imprisonment and forty years of government persecution. He was leader of the underground Church behind Iron Curtain. For his dedication to the people, freedom and justice the attempts were made to assassinate him. Jan Cardinal Korec survived heavy labor camps and imprisonment. At the present he is 85 years old and lives in the City of Nitra. He wrote numerous books, many of them were published and distributed secretly behind the Iron Curtain. He is a Jesuit and received honorary Ph.D from University of Notre Dame; he was not allowed to accept it. He remains humble and dedicated person who stands on the side of poor and oppressed people. Jan Cardinal Korec is an example of modern hero that did not compromise his believes with oppressive systems and injustice. After downfall of Iron Curtain he stood on the side of poor, unemployed and less fortunate people who found themselves on the margin of free market society. For his stance against exploitation of rich corporations and domination of wealthy he became again unpopular among wealthy. Jan Cardinal Korec is sincere, humble servant of humanity, justice and consciousness. For his life long service to humanity he deserves recognition of Nobel Price for Peace. He is an examplary Church leader, humble and approachable dignitary that never diviated from his firm path of helping humanity.