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Lieutenant and Special Delegate meet

Rome, 18 November 2020

A first working meeting held this week between the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago and Mons.Silvano Tomasi focussed on the way forward for the Order and on the need to proceed swiftly and convene the Chapter General to approve the reform during the mandate entrusted to the Lieutenant of the Grand Master (one year).
The best wishes of all of the Order were extended to cardinal-elect Tomasi.

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