In a solemn conventual mass held at the private chapel of the Archbishop’s Palace in Cebu City last September 11, 2002, His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, D.D., Archbishop of Cebu was invested into the Sovereign Military Order of Malta as Bailiff Grand Cross of Honor and Devotion. His Eminence was cited for his charitable projects and for his active participation spreading the Catholic Faith. The Cross of the Order and sash was conferred by Don Leocadio de Asis in his role as representative of HMEH the Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie, assisted by Past President, Don Romeo Villonco.

The Malta delegation to Cebu was headed by Doña Rosalina Valencia which was composed of several Knights and Dames who came to participate in the ceremony.

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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