Investiture Ceremony 2021

Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta – 6th November 2021

The investiture ceremony was Celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Grand Master Fernando Filoni, in the presence of the Order’s Grand Prior His Grace Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, Apostolic Nuncio Mons. Alessandro D’Errico, the Lieutenant for Malta Roberto Buontempo and Governor General Leonardo Visconti di Modrone and the Lieutenants of Central Apennine Italy, Sardinia and Sweden-Denmark, as well as the Ambassador of Italy to Malta Fabrizio Roman. The ceremony was also attended by H.E. The Noble Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

The evening saw the investiture of seven Maltese Knights and seven dames including three ecclesiastical Knights. Two special awards were conferred. His Grace Mgr. Knight Grand Officer Paul Cremona, OP, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta was awarded the Gold Palm of Jerusalem while H.E. Mgr. Alessandro D’ Errico was awarded the Cross of Merit with Silver Star.

Photos: Chev Ian Noel Pace – EOHS