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Bertinoro – Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli

On 3 December, the first meeting of the Provincial Vicariate of Forlì-Cesena and Rimini was held in the village of Bertinoro. It was organised by the newly appointed Deputy Cav. Avv. Jean De Vito in agreement with the Delegate for Emilia-Romagna Cav. Gr. Cr. Gen. C.A. Antonio De Vita. The organisation of the event was also effectively assisted by Comm. Col. Luigi de Letteriis Lacci in his first role as Head of Ceremonial of the Delegation. Following the entrance procession at 10:00 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral dedicated to St. Mary of the Angels, the Bishop’s Vicar and Parish Priest Rev. Mauro Petrini celebrated Holy Mass on the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missions. In addition to the Dames and Knights of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, the Delegate for Emilia-Romagna, the Deputy for the Province of Ravenna, the Guard of Honour to the Royal Tombs of the Pantheon (GdO) and the Regional Inspector for Emilia-Romagna Ms. Serena Savorani were also present, as well as the Delegates of the GdOs of Rimini, Ravenna, Bologna and Forlì-Cesena, the Delegate for Marche and Romagna of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, Count Cav. Gr. Cr, J.S. Carlo Cicconi Massi and his consort, Dame J.S. Orietta Olivetti, the head of the Order of Malta Italian Ambulance Corps (CISOM) in Rimini Dr. Daniele Salvatori, as well as two representatives of the Cesena section of the Italian Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Corps. At the end of the Holy Mass, the participants headed to the Bertinoro interreligious museum in the Bishop’s Castle for a guided tour, where they were also welcomed and escorted by museum director Dr Enrico Bertoni. The day ended with a convivial lunch, during which the funds generously donated by members and participants during the event were handed over to the Casa della Carità in Bertinoro to support their charitable work.


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