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Monsignor Angelo Becciu is created cardinal

The Grand Master sends his congratulations on behalf of the members worldwide

Rome, 21 May 2018

Monsignor Angelo Becciu

Monsignor Angelo Becciu

The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, has sent a letter of congratulations to Monsignor Angelo Becciu, who is the Pope’s Special Delegate to the Order, and also Substitute for General Affairs in the Secretariat of State.

Pope Francis announced that Monsignor Becciu will be created cardinal in the consistory convened for 29 June. The Grand Master wrote: “I would like to extend the heartfelt congratulations of the Grand Magistry, and my own personal congratulations, for your imminent elevation to cardinal, assuring you of our prayers for fruitful work in the service of the Holy See.’

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