To conclude the Investiture celebrations, a thanksgiving Mass, organised by Archpriest Rev Can Robin Camilleri, was held at the Basilica of Maria Bambina in Senglea. It was presided by the Bishop of Ozieri Mons Corrado Melis, in the presence of the host of these events, the Lieutenant for Malta Amb Roberto Buontempo and the Lieutenants of Italia Centrale Anna Maria Munzi Iacoboni, Italia Sardinia Marco Cantori and Italia Sicilia Maurizio Russo, together with members, families and friends.
At the end of the Mass, the dignitaries, together with the delegation of Sardinia and other Maltese members and their families, made history when they crossed from Senglea to Vittoriosa on the famous ‘barklori boats’. 12 boats were used for this special occasion. Those making the trip, could experience the majestic grand harbour of Valletta.
A reception was held afterwards at the recently restored Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa, with the assistance of Heritage Malta.
Photo Credits David Mercieca