Mr Mark Railing, KGCO, passes away

obituary-crossLondon – 16 April 2013. The Chancery regrets to announce the death on 15 April 2013 of Mr Mark Railing, a Knight of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George within the Delegation of Great Britain and Ireland. Mark Railing was invested in to the Order in 1998.

Requiescat in pace.

Delegate’s Engagements – February-March 2013

London, March 2013. HE The Delegate, Mr Anthony Bailey, during February-March 2013 undertook the following engagements on behalf of the British and Irish Delegation:  19 February 2013. Reception for the National Day of Serbia at the Serbian Embassy. 19 February 2013. Meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Athanasius Toma Dawod, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox…


Awards & Appointments

Rome, March 2013. The Chancery wishes to congratulate the following members on their recent awards and appointments: HE Mr Anthony Bailey – Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. (Hungary). HMEH Frà Matthew Festing – Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of St. Agatha. (Serene Republic of San Marino). Mr…


Pope Francis’ Inauguration Homily

Vatican City, 19 March 2013. Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily preached at his inauguration Mass in St Peter’s Square on Tuesday 19 March 2013. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint…


The first words of Pope Francis

Vatican City, 13 March 2013. Brothers and sisters good evening. You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have come almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that…