Rome, 31 January 2013. The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Castro, in recognition of over twelve years of service as Prior of the British and Irish Delegation of the Constantinian Order decreed His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor to the rank and dignity of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I.
The Delegate for Great Britain and Ireland, HE Mr Anthony Bailey presented the honour to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor during a reception held at the Hungarian Embassy in London marking the 80th birthday of His Eminence. The reception was hosted by His Excellency János Csák, Ambassador of Hungary to the Court of St James’s. Many Council members, knights, dames, medallists and other personalities were present at this special occasion.