Meetings with the Grand Master

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Cardinal Fernando Filoni took office as Grand Master shortly before the pandemic began, so he was unable to meet with members of the Order during this long and painful period. However, His Eminence has sought alternative ways of communicating with Knights and Dames, notably through the “Grand Master’s Corner” column on the Order’s international website, as well as through virtual meetings held over the past few months. Following the easing of restrictions related to the pandemic, he has resumed meetings with members, especially in June in Rome. He will soon travel to the United States and other countries, including Monaco and Malta, where he will personally preside over Investiture ceremonies and be able to respond directly to questions from Knights and Dames, in the hope of encouraging mutual fellowship.


(July 2021)

On the occasion of the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cardinal Filoni, Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre celebrated a Holy Mass in the Church of Santo Spirito dei Napoletani, organized by the Rome Section of the Central Italy Lieutenancy. The Eucharistic liturgy, concelebrated by the Prior of the Section, Msgr. Maurizio Piscolla, was followed by a meeting of His Eminence with the members present, with the participation of the Governor General Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, the Lieutenant of Central Italy Dr. Luigi Giulianelli, the Treasurer Dr. Saverio Petrillo and the President of the Rome Section Prof. Lorenzo de Notaristefani.