Cardinal Grech Honoured by The Order of The Holy Sepulchere in Rome

His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops was conferred with the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem by the Cardinal Grand Master Fernando Filoni, on the 25th January 2023.

 A delegation led by H.E. the Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo, composed of members of the Council of the Maltese Lieutenancy was present for this historical event, which was held at the Order’s seat Palazzo della Rovere, located a few meters away from St Peter’s Square in Rome. This historical palazzo predates Saint Peter’s Basilica by more than five centuries.

Special vespers held at St. Nicholas Church, Valletta.

5th December, 2022

On the personal invitation of the Patriarchal Exarch of Malta, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Krini, members of the Council representing our Lieutenant and Order, participated during special vespers held at St. Nicholas Church, Valletta.

The ceremony was presided by His All-Holiness the Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in the presence of His Grace Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and other distinguished guests.

This was a historical moment for this was the first ever visit of the Head of all the Orthodox Church to Malta, marking 40 years from the establishment of the patriarchate.