St Michael's College Henley Beach alumni Fr Michael Trainor was among those personally recognised by Pope Francis recently for their work in interfaith dialogue.
Dr Trainor is the 2nd Vice President and an Executive Board Member of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ)
The Adelaide priest was granted a Papal Audience at the conclusion of the ICCJ conference in Rome in July.
Fr Trainor joined fellow Vice President of the ICCJ, Liliane Apotheker, in presenting a Kiddush Cup (Jewish cup of blessing) to the Holy Father.
Dr Trainor is also a Member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations and a Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University.