Meeting of the Lieutenants of Northern European countries in Stockholm, Sweden, with the Governor General, Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Modrone.
With the resumption of travel and meetings in person, the Investitures are once again becoming a fundamental moment, not only, of course, for the spiritual dimension of this event, but also for the possibility of fraternal sharing that has often been lacking in this period.
Meetings between Lieutenants from the same geographical area on the occasion of the Investitures
Already during the spring, the Governor General had begun to organise meetings for Lieutenants and Magistral Delegates belonging to similar geographical groups in the Iberian Peninsula in Madrid, following the now consolidated tradition of the meeting between Italian Lieutenants (which took place this year in Assisi in May). In recent months, three new European groups have met in this way.
On the occasion of the Investiture in Stockholm, Sweden, the Governor General, Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, promoted a meeting between the Lieutenants and the Magistral Delegates of the Nordic countries on 17 September, with the participation of Helene Lund, member of the Grand Magisterium, and Msgr. Czeslaw Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen and Grand Prior for Sweden and Denmark. The meeting was attended by the Lieutenants of Sweden and Denmark, Jørgen Boesen, and of Finland, Verna Johanna Paloheimo, as well as the Magistral Delegate for Norway, Huan Ngoc Nguyen. The Knights and Dames from this region are particularly appreciated,” commented the Governor General, “for their efforts in keeping alive the presence of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in countries where the percentage of Catholics is very low.