The Council on an official 3 day visit to Rome

Upon arrival to Rome the Council visited the television studios of the news agency Rome Reports. This was followed by an invitation to Palazzo del Rovere where His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech was conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order by Grand Master Ferdinando Filoni. (See previous post).

On Wednesday the group attended the Pope’s General audience and later visited the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on invitation of His Eminence Grech. Later in the day evening the group attended the 56th week of prayer for Christian unity inside the Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

On the final day the Council members started the morning with an early mass and reflection inside the Clementine Chapel located within the underground necropolitan grottoes and Papal crypts of St Peter’s Basilica where Mass was celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech and concelebrated by Rev. Can. Knight Robin Camilleri.