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Jesuit Fr. Joseph Parkes, president of Cristo Rey High School New York, poses with Fr. Jack Wall, president of Catholic Extension. Parkes is the 2017 recipient of the Spirit of Francis Award, which recognizes an individual or group for their commitment "to reach out to the margins of society" in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis and the founder of Catholic Extension, Fr. Francis Clement Kelley. (CNS/Rich Kalonick, Catholic Extension)