The new Cardinal Anders Arborelius, a Swedish member of the Order, in the company of the Grand Master during the Consistory in Rome, June last.
On the occasion of the Consistory last June, Pope Francis appointed the Bishop of Stockholm, His Eminence Anders Arborelius, Knight Grand Cross and Grand Prior of Honor of the Lieutenancy for Sweden and Denmark, a cardinal. The Grand Master, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, was able to congratulate the first Scandinavian Cardinal personally, expressing his joy in seeing the growing development of the Order in Scandinavia.
Among the recent highlights announced by the Holy Father, two other eminent members of the Order were honored by his trust: the new president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference in the person of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti – Archbishop of Perugia, Knight Grand Cross and Prior of Umbria section – as well as the new Vicar of the Pope for the Diocese of Rome, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis, a member of the Order for thirty years. We entrust the mission of these shepherds to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Palestine, Patron of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.