Nottawasaga Resort founder honoured by Catholic Church

Lou Biffis, the president and founder of Nottawasaga Resort, received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross Medal, at a ceremony held at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

Lou Biffis, right, receives his award.

Lou Biffis, right, receives his award.

LouLou Biffis, the president and founder of the Nottawasaga Resort, received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross Medal which was issued by the Holy Pope Francis, at a ceremony held at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

Biffis received this recognition for his generosity in spirit in caring for others, for his contributions to the church, for reaching out and building bridges within the community and for following the example of the Lord and being a servant of God.

The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross medal, which is also know as the “Decoration of Honour”, is an award of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. It is the highest recognition the Pope can bestow upon an active member of the parish who demonstrates extraordinary, exemplary virtuous, public witness to the Catholic faith and in the greater world and is considered among the top honours the Vatican awards to laity and clergy.