Bishop Quinn receives citizen award on his birthday
The leader of the Catholic Church in American Samoa has been selected as the second recipient of the Distinguished Citizens Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council of the American Samoa District.
The Most Reverend Bishop John Quinn Weitzel, who heads the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago was honored last night during a special dinner event. It was Friday that Bishop Quinn also celebrated his 85th birthday.
Rep. Larry Sanitoa, chairman of the American Samoa District of the Aloha Council, says the exemplary life of the Most Reverend John Quinn Weitzel, through his endless support of the youth, his selfless service to the people of American Samoa, his stout leadership, and his humble character, has and continues to provide a great model for the territory’s youth and people.
The award was established by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize noteworthy and exceptional leadership of citizens in communities throughout the United States of America. The lives of honorees provide a model for the youth and serve to inspire the acceptance of responsibility, instill leadership, and foster care for values and principals emphasized in the scouting program.
See Monday’s edition for more details from Friday night’s ceremony