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Event in Edinburgh celebrates the work of the Order in Scotland

Local supporters acknowledged in solemn ceremony

Edinburgh, 23 September 2019

Investiture Edinburgh 23 September
Investiture Edinburgh 23 September

Investiture, Edinburgh, 23 SeptemberAn investiture and solemn Mass for the Order of Malta were celebrated in Edinburgh in glorious autumn sunshine on Monday 23 September. 

The event, celebrated by the Most Reverend Leo William Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh, included senior members, friends and volunteers, diplomats and representatives from Scottish local authorities, as well as many from the local business community who support the Order’s work.

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


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