In the Salle Regia one of the principal rooms of the Vatican the prize was offered to the Pope by Mr.
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Background: In the Salle Regia one of the principal rooms of the Vatican the prize was offered to the Pope by Mr.Segni President of Italy and honorary co-President of the Balzan organization.The Swiss President is the second President.Before the colourful ceremony was terminated several speeches were made.The Guests who were limited in numbers for the salle Regia joined the rest of the guests in the Basilica of the Vatican where the Pope joined the rest of the guest composed important personalities of the different countries of the world.There the Pope made a short address to the gathered faithful and then gave them his benediction.The other prizes were given to the other winners the following day in another ceremony at the Quirinale Palace home of the President of the Republic of Italy.