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Order of St Gregory the Great

Attention: This page contains brief information about the Order of St Gregory the Great. For a more detailed description of Order of St Gregory the Great click on the links below in the references section of this page

Order of St Gregory the Great

The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great was established on September 1, 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election.
The Order has four classes in civil and military divisions:
The Order of St. Gregory is one of the five pontifical orders of knighthood in the Catholic Church. The order is bestowed on Catholic men and women (and in rare cases, non-Catholic men[1]) in recognition of their service to the Church, unusual labors, support of the Holy See, and the good example set in their communities and country.
The Papal Order of Saint Gregory was originally founded by Pope Gregory XVI on 1 September 1831, in four classes - Knights Grand Cross (1st class), Knights Grand Cross (2nd class), Knights Commander, and Knights.The regulations concerning the grades and uniform were then expanded in a further Bull dated 30 May 1834. As part of the reform of the Papal Orders instituted by Saint Pius X on 7 February 1905, the grades of the Order were modified by the addition of a Star for a higher category of Knights Commander and the suppression of the 2nd class of Knight Grand Cross, paralleling the grades of the Ordine Piano and the newly founded Order of Saint Sylvester. Pius X also assigned to the Papal Knights a particular place in Papal processions and in ceremonies of the Church.
Awards of the Order are usually made on the recommendation of Diocesan Bishops or Nuncios for specific services. Unlike membership of the Military Orders (Malta, the Holy Sepulcher), membership of the Order of Saint Gregory does not impose any special obligations. It is thus the preferred award to acknowledge an individual's particular meritorious service to the Church. A Bishop wishing to recommend an individual for this honor will a draw up a suitable letter proposing the candidates name, with a c.v., and forward it with his recommendation to the Apostolic Nuncio. The Nuncio may consult with the Bishop regarding the grade - if, perhaps, the grade suggested may be inappropriate - but will then usually forward the recommendation to the Secretariat of State. There the candidate's name is considered carefully and, if approved, a Diploma is drawn up in Latin (and the candidates forenames are translated into Latin) and this receives the signature and seal of the Cardinal Secretary of State. It is then delivered to the recipient. Usually, Papal awards give rise to a nominal "tax" charge to cover the expenses concerned - this charge may be paid by the Diocese but is usually reimbursed by the recipient.
The highest rank, that of Grand Cross, is an exceptional award - less than eight US citizens have received this honor in the past twenty-two years - and those who receive it have usually already been a member of Saint Gregory in one of the lower ranks before being promoted. Knights Grand Cross wear a more elaborate uniform with more extensive silver braid, a white plumed hat instead of the black plumes common to the lower ranks, while the badge is worn from the broad Riband of the Order on the left hip and the breast star. Knights Commander wear a less elaborate uniform, with the badge worn suspended from the ribbon of the Order around the neck, while the higher rank (Knight Commander with Star) also wears the breast star. There have only been twenty-two awards of the senior rank of Commander with Star since 1974 to US citizens. Knights wear a simpler uniform without the braid on the collar and sleeves, with the badge worn from a ribbon suspended on the left breast.
Since 1994 Dames have been admitted in the same grades as men. They do not wear the uniform or sword, their Grand Cross Riband is narrower and the Commander's badge is worn from a bow on the left breast.


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Order of the Garter
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The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348.
The Order, consisting of the King and twenty-five knights, honours those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
The patron saint of the Order is St George (patron saint of soldiers and also of England) and the spiritual home of the Order is St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Every knight is required to display a banner of his arms in the Chapel, together with a helmet, crest and sword and an enamelled stallplate.
These 'achievements' are taken down on the knight's death and the insignia are returned to the Sovereign. The stallplates remain as a memorial and these now form one of the finest collections of heraldry in the world.
The insignia of the Order have developed over the centuries, starting with a garter and badge depicting St George and the Dragon. A collar was added in the sixteenth century, and the star and broad riband in the seventeenth century.
Although the collar could not be decorated with precious stones (the statutes forbid it), the other insignia could be decorated according to taste and affordability. George IV, well-known for his vanity, left 55 different Garter badges of varying styles.
Over the years, a number of knights have been 'degraded' (for the crimes of heresy, treason or cowardice) or even executed - such as Lord Scrope of Masham (a childhood friend of Henry V), and the 3rd Duke of Buckingham in 1521. Charles I wore his Order (ornamented with over 400 diamonds) to his execution in 1649.
From the eighteenth century to 1946, appointments to the Order (and to the Order of the Thistle) were made on advice from government.
Today, the Order has returned to its original function as a mark of Royal favour; Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
The number of knights is limited to 24, plus Royal knights. For much of its history, the Garter was limited to the aristocracy, but today the knights are from varied backgrounds. If there are vacancies in the Order, appointments are announced on St George's Day (23 April).
Every June, the Knights of the Garter gather at Windsor Castle, where new knights take the oath and are invested with the insignia. A lunch is given in the Waterloo Chamber, after which the knights process to a service in St George's Chapel, wearing their blue velvet robes (with the badge of the Order - St George's Cross within the Garter surrounded by radiating silver beams - on the left shoulder) and black velvet hats with white plumes.
The Queen (whose father George VI appointed her and her husband to the Order in 1947) attends the service as Sovereign of the Order. Other members of the Royal Family in the Order also attend, including The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal.

During the Middle Ages ladies were associated with the Order, although unlike today they did not enjoy full membership. One of the last medieval ladies to be honoured was Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII.

After her death in 1509 the Order remained exclusively male, except for reigning queens as Sovereign of the Order, until 1901 when Edward VII made Queen Alexandra a lady of the Order.

In 1987, The Queen decided that women should be eligible for the Garter in the same way as men. Women are therefore included in this number and currently Lady Thatcher (formerly Margaret Thatcher, first female prime minister of Great Britain) and Lady Soames (the youngest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, also a holder of the Order of the Garter) hold this honour.

View a list of members of the Order of the Garter.

Find out more about the Order of the Garter service in St George's Chapel.

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La Confrérie Amicale de la Toison d'Or is an association of those interested in the Order of the Golden Fleece, working to preserve its history and further the aims of the Order in bringing the peoples of mankind together for the common good. For Duke Phillip it symbolised the union of Flanders and Burgundy and the rebirth of the central Lotharingian kingdom of Charlemagne's descendants. The Habsburg heirs of Burgundy continued the union of an empire of many peoples spanning the world, with the Golden Fleece as the highest reward for piety, service and loyalty to principles wider than individual gain.

We especially honor the following of those ideals by Archduke Karl of Habsburg and His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain, the current heads of the two branches of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Through their efforts the Golden Fleece remains the symbol for the highest service of mankind through a life of selfless duty.

The Confrérie Amicale de la Toison d'Or is open to any person deeply interested in the order and desirous of furthering its aims and principles. It is organized as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Washington in the United States.

For more details please contact Stephen Herold, cancelier of the Confrérie.
Complete the application form to join the Confrérie.

Due to the small volume of credit card payments we no longer can afford to accept them directly for dues.
Please use the PayPal account as specified on the application form.

A spectacular find, pictured above, was made some 40 years ago in Gelderland in the Netherlands of a highest quality golden fleece while some students were having a picnic next to some ruins. Much research shows it was owned by a member of the powerful Egmond family in the early to mid 1500s, as it was found in Egmond territory. We have extensively researched it and are gathering photos and information that can be seen on the Aldenhaag Fleece pages. The Drents Museum in the Netherlands has assisted our work and has discovered much important new information, including the location of the find and the original owners of the fleece. The fleece will be on display in a show at the Drents Museum from March 6 to August 15, 2010, with a collection of gold from the ancient Colchis, home of the original Golden Fleece. The show was just extended for two months to August 15 due to its great popularity, drawing some 6,000 visitors a week.
Every year the Drents Museum in Assen has a festival where they show historical costume of the Netherlands, complete with the Golden Fleece for the Renaissance men. This year (2010) it is from 2-9 May. You may see their listing of the Historische Kostuumshow on their Activities Page. One of the participants in this year’s show is seen at the right. He is wearing a reproduction Golden Fleece that seems very similar to the standing ram variety made in this area in the 17th century, but the ribbon should be red.
The famous and essential Insignie Orden book has appeared in one last copy, recently found by the book’s distributor Meijering Art Books (and this name link will take you directly to the ABE Books listing). The euro is weak now and the price reflects that. Michael of Meijering Art Books told me he would be very agreeable with any Confrérie member who wished it, but that there are now no more new copies after this one sells. Samples of the book can be seen at our Insignie Orden page.
Other things the Confrérie has done can be seen at the Recent Activities page.

History of the Order

A brief history of the Order and the origins of its symbols.

Insignia of the Order

Pictures and descriptions of the collars, bijous, miniatures and other insiginia of the order.

Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece

A complete list of all of the knights who were awarded the order of the Golden Fleece -- Burgundian, Austrian and Spanish.

Knights of the Order Appointed by Joseph Bonaparte

A complete list of the six knights who were awarded the order of the Golden Fleece by King Joseph.

Knights of the Order Appointed by Carlist Pretenders

A complete list of all of the knights who were awarded the order of the Golden Fleece by the six Carlist pretenders to the throne.

The Schwarzenbergs & the Golden Fleece

A brief, illustrated history of the important Schwartzenberg family from Bohemia, members of the Order since 1627.

A Brief Note on the “Habsburg Chin”

An introduction to the history of the famous Habsburg genetic aberation, by member John Sipple.

Medals, Orders & Decorations

A site of historical objects where period orders and medals can be found, including Golden Fleece bijous.

The Most Illustrious Order of the Golden Fleece

An account of the early (Burgundian & Habsburg) history of the order by Guy Stair Sainty with much useful detail. An essential reference. His pages on the Spanish Fleece and the Austrian Fleece are equally good, but his internal navigation links are often old and unreliable.

Wearing of the Golden Fleece on Armor in the 16th Century

An illustrated monograph of the solutions to wearing the collar of the order with armor. Based on the Real Armería collection in Madrid that was willed by Philip II to the nation.

La Insigne Orden Del Toisón De Oro

A review and some sample pages and art from this magnificent reference book.


His Majesty King Juan Carlos

The official website of His Majesty Juan Carlos of Spain.

Otto Von Habsburg

The personal website of Archduke Otto von Habsburg.

Hungarian Historical Archive

Center for Austrian Studies

Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire

Habsburg Biographies

Schönbrunn Palace Home Page

The Société Napoléonienne

The Vatican: Order of Pius

Ordo Pianus or Ordine Piano

Ribbon: Blue with 2 narrow red edge stripes.
Instituted: 17 June 1847 by Pope Pius IX.
Awarded: For personal services to the Pope and the Papacy.
Grades: 5 (Grand Collar, Grand Cross, Commander with Star, Commander and Knight).
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Grand Cross: Star

Grand Cross: Star Commander with Star: Badge Commander with Star: Star
Commander Knight
Commander Knight

Welcome to the official website of
The Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain of Pius IX, Saint Gregory and Saint Sylvester.   

Founded some fifty years ago, the Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain consists of members who have been awarded Papal Knighthoods. Currently there are five Pontifical Orders - The Supr6me Order of Christ, The Pontifical Order of the Golden Spur, The Pontifical Order of Pius IX, The Pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great and the Pontifical Order of Pope Saint Sylvester. 
Today, British members are traditionally members of the Pontifical Orders of Saint Gregory the Great and Pope Saint Sylvester with the previous Orders being reserved for Sovereigns and Heads of State or high ranking government or diplomatic officials. Currently the only exception to this rule is Lord Hunt of Tanworth, who was appointed by Pope John Paul II as a Knight Commander of the Order of Pius IX.
The Pontifical Orders represent one of the highest and most prestigious distinctions which the Pope, as Supreme Pontiff and Head of the Roman Catholic Church and as Sovereign of the Vatican City State, can bestow on an individual.  Such awards are made to lay individuals, both males and female, of the Roman Catholic faith as well as to those of other Christian denominations and of other faiths.  Such awards are granted in recognition of an individual’s pre-eminent service to their faith, community, or the work of the Holy See on a local, national and international level.   
His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, is the Association’s Honorary President.  His Grace The Duke of Norfolk, KG, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC DL, Earl Marshal of England, and Knight Grand Cross of the Pontifical Order of Pius IX, held this post up until his death in June 2004.  The current Chairman of the Association is The Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas, KCSG, who succeeded the late British diplomat Sir Paul Wright, KCMG, OBE, following his death in June 2005. 
The Honorary Secretary of the Association Mr Leo Simmonds, KCSG, KCHS.
Recipients of all Pontifical Orders may apply for membership of the Association should they wish to.
There is much confusion (and unseemly argument) about the nature of chivalric orders.
Many of the original and most famous Orders of Chivalry arose in response to the Crusades. They were bands of warriors, priests, warrior monks, militia and knights formed together under common ideals, religious beliefs or for a common purpose. Some were formed to protect pilgrims en route to the Holy Land, either by accompanying them as guards or providing fortified safe havens along the way. The Knights Templar were a warrior order, actively in the thick of the fighting during the Crusades. Others, such as the Brothers Hospitalers of Saint John of Jerusalem, established hospitals to care for the sick and wounded. 
Many of these Orders continued well after the Crusades and their original purpose had ended. A few continued their militaristic traditions, like the Teutonic Knights, and are recorded in history as a force to be enlisted and sometimes feared by ruling Princes and Kings who retained their services to put down rebellions or rivals. In Spain and Portugal knightly orders were involved in fighting the Moorish occupation. Others like the Knights Templar evolved into sophisticated societies in their own right, with vast landholdings, their own army and navy, incredible wealth, and offering their many services to ruling monarchs.
Most of the controversy that surrounds the Chivalric or Knightly Orders centres around their lineage, each claiming to be rooted in antiquity. In reality, most of the "oldest" orders are in fact "revivals" of previous orders, or were founded in the 19th and even 20th centuries. For example, the British Order of St. John of Jerusalem was revived in the early part of the 19th century, and was only officially granted its charter in 1888 by Queen Victoria. The Knights of Malta were driven from Malta by Napoleon in the late 1700s only to splinter and reconstitute themselves in the 19th century. The Order of St. Lazarus was abolished on July 31, 1791, by a decree of the National Assembly signed by the King of France, and was only revived in the early 20th century.
Still other orders evolved into bodies dedicated to charity, helping the poor and sick and other good works, and acknowledging those who performed similar acts of kindness and generosity. That acknowledgment could take many forms, from invitations to membership in the order, the granting of awards or the granting of titles, including being made a Knight of the order.
When speaking of the granting of knighthoods, one automatically thinks of those granted by the British Crown in the annual "Honours List". (In fact, the disposition of those knighthoods is almost exclusively decided by members of the sitting Government and not the reigning monarch. The Queen only has authority to grant a single Order of Knighthood without any reference to government ministers - The Royal Victorian Order.) Certain British awards, known as the Orders of Knighthood, entitle the recipient to use the title "Sir". These include: The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick (now extinct), The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and some twelve others, each with their own insignia, classes and subdivisions.
For many hundreds of years the Catholic Church has also reserved for itself the power to confer knighthoods and grant orders. There are a number of such Papal awards granted by the Holy See. These include The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, the Order of Pius IX, and the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great.
There also exists a number of "House Orders", being awards granted by other noble houses and families of Europe, Russia and elsewhere. Prior to the First World War there were a considerable number of such awards - especially in the numerous independent German states - many of which included a knighthood or other title of honour. Many such orders were on the personal prerogative of the head of the noble house who, depending on the Order, was either acting in his capacity of head of state (making it a state award) or as Grand Master of an Order that existed semi-independently of his governmental powers.
Many of the House Orders waxed and waned according to the fortunes of the nobles houses associated with them. Some orders linked to specific geographic and political entities - like the pre-Unification German principalities and duchies - were extinguished with the demise of some European noble houses through war, conquest, amalgamation or intermarriage. However, even without a state to command, some noble houses or their descendants retained their order and title granting powers as a personal privilege.
In the world of chivalry, there is considerable discussion given to the issue of whether an order has a recognized "fons honorum", or as one writer has put it: "Arguments about whether an Order of Chivalry is valid always focus on the right of the Order's fons honorum to found an Order." A "fount of honor" is defined as someone who held sovereignty either currently or formerly at the time of the creation or the order.
In the case of The Order of Saint Joachim, its founding members chose not to create an order of knighthood that derived its legitimacy from the fiat or sponsorship of a sovereign fons, but rather from the nobility of the ideals it sought to promote. It was a radical idea at the time, the more so since it declared the Grandmastership should be an elected position, and not one that is inherited by a sovereign or noble sponsor. At the time of its founding in 1755, the idea of a democratic order of chivalry - one that governed itself through a Grand Chapter as "Chapterial"- was radical.
The Order of Saint Joachim continues to endure criticism for not having been founded by a sovereign fons, however, the lack of a fons did not prevent the English College of Arms and other European governments from repeatedly recognizing the Order of Saint Joachim as a true order of knighthood. Writing from the English College of Arms where he served as Windsor Herald, Francis Townsend, Esq., FSA, published in 1828 the "Calendar of Knights; Containing Lists of Knights Bachelors, British Knights of Foreign Orders, Also Knights of the Garter, Thistle, Bath, St. Patrick and the Guelphic and Ionian Orders", listing all knighthoods and orders of knighthood recorded in the English College of Arms' records. Townsend put the position of The Order of Saint Joachim and its lack of a fons very succinctly in 1828:
Townsend's full book can be found here reproduced as a PDF (3.8 MB).
Writing in 1843, G.L. De Rochement and J. Bischoff (Ridderorden: Amsterdam, p. 27) again stated that The Order of Saint Joachim "does not owe its origins to any crowned head, even so it is recognized both on the European mainland and in Great Britain as an Order of knighthood."
And so, the lack of a fons honorum, while curious and enough to be noted by numerous writers and authorities on chivalry, did not keep The Order of Saint Joachim from being recognized as an Order of Knighthood.
Townsend was not the first person to consider and confirm The Order of Saint Joachim's legitimacy as an Order of Knighthood. The Order of Saint Joachim underwent meticulous scrutiny previously by the English College of Arms in 1802 on the occasion of Admiral Horatio Nelson being awarded the Cross of a Knight Grand Commander of The Order of Saint Joachim. The Lancaster King of Arms, G.F. Beltz, charged with making an investigation into our Order, concluded in his report that The Order of Saint Joachim was indeed a valid and properly constituted Order of Knighthood, and as such Nelson was permitted to accept and wear the honour by the Warrant of King George III, who personally approved the wearing of our Order.
The Order of Saint Joachim had already been recognized as a legitimate order of knighthood in 1790 by His Apostolic Majesty Leopold II, King of Hungary and Bohemia (later Holy Roman Emperor). On the 27th of April, 1791 King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia issued a similar Royal Grant recognizing the legitimacy of The Order of Saint Joachim and permitting the wearing of the insignia of The Order of Saint Joachim on his officers' military uniforms.
According to tradition and by virtue of the rules established under its ancient Charter, the Grand Master and Grand Chapter of The Order of Saint Joachim may make members of the Order knights as well as confer the honourific prefix of Chevalier or Dame. Knighthoods granted by The Order of Saint Joachim were recognized by the British Crown and recipients were entitled to use the title "Sir" up until 1813 when laws were passed in England limiting the use of non-British honours generally. Below are examples of period sources citing knighthoods granted by The Order of Saint Joachim.
Guide to the British Parliament published in 1832. On page viii is a list of recognized post-nominal letters from foreign honours. Listed is "K.J." for a "Knight of St. Joachim"
Flyleaf and page from the 1815 edition of Debrett's Baronetage of England. "Debretts" is considered one of the foremost authorities on matters relating to peerage and protocol. Listed among the abbreviations again is "K.J." for a "Knight of St. Joachim".
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Newsletter From the Grand Magisterium - Dec 2011:

  • Newsletter #25 from the Grand Magisterium - Dec. 06, 2011 (in English)
  • Bulletin #25 de Grand Magisterium en français dec MMXI (Posted decembre 07, 2011))

  • Newsletter from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem - #7

    The Grand Magisterium's 2010 Yearbook is now on-line::

    AD 2010 (English)

    AD 2010 (en français)

    "Archbishop O'Brien appointed Pro Grand Master":

    Archbishop Edwin F. O"Brien
    Pro Grand Master

    Various Links to the Appointment of the new Pro Grand Master:
    Links to external sources do not nessarily reflect the opinions of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

    Archbishop O'Brien will be referred to as the "Pro" Grand Master until such time as he is elevated to the dignity of a Cardinal at the next Consistory.

    Newsletter From the Grand Magisterium - Sept 2011:

  • Newsletter #24 from the Grand Magisterium - Sept 29, 2011 (in English)
  • Bulletin #24 de Grand Magisterium en français Sep MMXI (Posted Sept. 29, 2011))

  • Newsletter #23 from the Grand Magisterium - Aug MMXI (in English)

  • Bulletin #23 de Grand Magisterium en français Aout MMXI
  • (Posted Sept. 01, 2011))

    "JERUSALEM As the UNIVERSAL MOTHERLAND" a conference given by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi to the Rome Section of the Central Italy Lieutenancy
    (posted Jun 03, 2011)

    Christianity and the Middle East: The Vanishing Church in the Holy Land
    (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
    (links to external sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre)

    foley Cardinal Grand Master retires due to ill health
    "In September 2009, he (H. Emm. John Cardinal Foley) was diagnosed with leukemia and anemia.
    “It’s been getting progressively worse, and I get weaker,” Cardinal Foley said. “I didn’t have the energy to perform my duties." (by CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE (c) CNS)
    Please keep our former Grand Master, John Cardinal Foley, in your prayers.

    Cardinal Grand Master (Foley) to Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher "The Situation of Our Fellow Christians Has Become Ever More Stressful" (Consulta 2008)

    Overcoming Divisions in the Holy Land
    Vatican Radio

    Palestinians returning to Gaza, but area still 'crying' for peace, bishops say
    A special delegation of bishops from Western nations has pledged action for the most pressing need in the Holy Land: peace.

    Holy Land News - Video
    Reports on several interesting and important events!

    Christmas 2010: Homily of the Patriarch
    "Let us pray together for peace: "Peace be upon Israel, Palestine, our people and throughout the Middle East, so that our children may live and grow in a peaceful and joyful environment." (posted Dec. 26, 2010)

    The Grand Magisterium's 2009 Yearbook is now on-line::

    AD 2009 (English - revised Dec. 19, 2010)

    AD 2009 (en français)
    (NB: if you find having AD 2009 on-line useful, please email: - any comments would be appreciated!)

    CNEWA - ONE Mag"Christians In the Middle East" A Special Edition of "ONE" magazine by the CNEWA.

  • H.E. John Cardinal Foley, Presentation at HCEF 11th International Conference

  • Patriarch's plea on behalf of the Holy Land
  • Monday, September 14, 2009

    Special Photo Editions of Pope Benedict's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:

  • Pilgrimage Photos from the Grand Magisterium - July2009 (posted July 17/09)
  • Photo Newsletter en franÇais
    (17 Juillet 2009)

  • First Pastoral Letter of H.B. Msgr. Fouad Twal Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

  • Pope Benedict's Address to the 2008 International Consulta of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Be "Ambassadors Of Peace"

  • Cardinal Bertone stresses urgent need to help Christians in the Holy Land (posted: Apr. 17, 2009)

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