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Investiture & Decoration Ceremony

03/03/2017 


An investiture and decoration ceremony took place on Friday 3rd March 2017 in the Oratory at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The ceremony was presided over by the Association’s President, H.E. Daniel de Petri Testaferrata assisted by the Chancellor, Comm. Dr Michael Grech.

The Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt, celebrated Holy Mass and Mgr Paul Vella and Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon con-celebrated. Mgr Gatt started by blessing the insignia that were to be conferred. After the reading of the Gospel and the Homily, the conferment of the awards and medals took place.

The President addressed each recipient individually, lending a personal touch to the formal proceedings.

 

Passage to Knight of Magistral Grace

Dr David Cassar

The following individuals received decorations of the Order pro Merito Melitensi.

 

Grand Cross ‘pro piis meritis’ pro Merito Melitensi

The Very Rev Mgr Lawrence Gatt

 

Cross of Commander pro Merito Melitensi

Dr Alfred Caruana Galizia

 

Cross of Officer pro Merito Melitensi

Dr Pascal Demajo

Dr Pascal Demajo

 

Mr Benoit Musy

 

Cross pro Merito Melitensi

Dame Josephine Farrugia Randon

 

Ms Rachel Barthet

Ms Rachel Barthet

 

Mrs Therese Ellul Sullivan

Mrs Therese Ellul Sullivan

 

Mrs Bernadette Mangion

Mrs Bernadette Mangion

 

Silver Medal pro Merito Melitensi

Mr John Fenech

 

Medaglia di Benemerenza per il Pellegrinaggio di Lourdes

Mr Francis Bugeja

 

Mr Edward Cassar Torreggiani

 

Mrs Monica Cauchi

 

Mrs Stephanie Falzon

 

Mrs Angele Mifsud Bonnici

 

Mrs Simonette Miller

 

Mrs Maria Antonia Naudi

 

Dr Joseph Vella

 
 

After the Investiture and Decoration ceremony, refreshments were served at Casa Lanfreducci.