Rome – April 2004. His Excellency Dr Abel Pacheco de la Espriella, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, on the occasion of his investiture into the Constantinian Order at the Palazzo di Cancelleria in Rome, bestowed his country’s highest honours, the Knight Grand Cross of the National Order of Juan Mora Fernandez on the Constantinian Order’s Grand Prefect, His Royal Highness The Duke of Calabria, and Grand Prior, His Eminence Mario Francesco, Cardinal Pompedda.
The Constantinian Order’s Delegate for Great Britain and Ireland, HE Anthony Bailey received the same decoration for his contribution to Costa Rican-European bilateral relations.
The awards were made in recognition of the Constantinian Order’s commitment to humanitarian, hospitaller, and charitable endeavours across the world. The Constantinian Order supports several charitable initiatives in Costa Rica offering support to the homeless, the sick and the elderly.