Solemn Investiture


Solemn Investiture

St John’s Co-Cathedral – Valletta

The Solemn Investiture of 16 Knights and Dames took place in the magnificent Co-Cathedral of St John in Valletta.

Archbishop of Malta and Grand Prior Mons. Charles J. Scicluna presided the rituals. He was assisted by the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta Mons Hon Tai Fai and the Bishop of Ozieri in Sardinia, Mons Corrado Melis.

Led by the Lieutenant for Malta, Amb Roberto Buontempo, we had the honour of hosting all the Italian language Lieutenants, their Excellencies Giovanni Battista Rossi, Marco Cantori, Ferdinando Parente, Maurizio Russo, Giuseppe Michele Marrani, Angelo Domenico Dell’Oro and Anna Maria Munzi Iacoboni, together with that of Switzerland, Donata Krethlow-Benziger.

After the Investiture and Mass that followed, those present gathered together for a formal lunch at the superb grand ballroom of the Radisson Blu Resort in St Julian’s.

Among the 16 candidates, for the first time ever, three came from Sardinia.

Congratulations to All

Ad Maiora 🙌

Photos by Rene Rossignaud