This summer, the Grand Master delivered diplomas to students from the University of Madaba, Jordan.
After having celebrated Investitures for the month of May in Viterbo (Lieutenancy for Central Italy) and Zagreb, the first Investiture and erection of the Magisterial Delegation for Croatia, and those of June in Halifax (Lieutenancy for Atlantic Canada) and Salzburg (Lieutenancy for Austria), the Grand Master presided over the two regional meetings of the American (June 1-3 in Omaha, USA) and European (June 27-28 at the headquarters of the Grand Magisterium in Rome) Lieutenants.
During these meetings His Eminence formally welcomed the new Governor General of the Order, Ambassador Leonardo Visconti of Modrone.
From July 15 to 18, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien went to Amman where he met Prince Hassan of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, particularly engaged in the Christian-Muslim dialogue and the issue of refugees. On the same occasion, he attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Madaba which the Cardinal follows through the St. John the Baptist Vatican Foundation, of whom he is President.
For the month of September, the Grand Master is scheduled to visit the Lieutenancies for Malta and France on the occasion of their respective Investiture ceremonies (September 22-23 and September 30 to October 1).