Congratulations to Sr Franca Edet DC who has been awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Francis for her services, to those in need and to the Catholic Church, whilst she was Provincial of the Daughters of Charity in the Province of Nigeria. The Investiture Ceremony took place on 18th November in Port Harcourt. Sr Ifeoma, the current Nigerian Provincial, accepted the medal on Sr Franca’s behalf. Sr Franca’s current ministry is Permanent Representative of Daughters of Charity NGO at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. This ministry is one of global engagement. Through her role, Sr Franca’s attention is constantly drawn to the needs of those living in poverty worldwide. At the United Nations, Sister takes part in critical debates, bringing the voices of those who are poor to the global table in the name of the Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent the Paul and of the Universal Catholic Church.