Delegate’s Engagements – October – December 2016

London, December 2016. The Delegate, Anthony Bailey, from October to December 2016 undertook the following engagements on behalf of the British and Irish Delegation. 6 October 2016 – Attended Day of German Unity reception at German Ambassador’s Residence, 21 Belgrave Square, London SW1. 7 – 9 October 2016 – Visited Tirana, Albania on the occasion of the…

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Christmas message from Pope Francis

Vatican City, December 2016. “Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! Christ is born for us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself. Jesus is the radiant “day” which has dawned on the horizon of humanity. A day of…

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Christmas message from the Grand Master

Rome, December 2016. The Grand Master, HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, sends Christmas and New Year’s greetings to all knights and dames.  “Dear Knights and Dames On the occasion of the forthcoming Christmas festivities I would like to send you my heartfelt wishes for a holy Christmas and a serene New…

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch consecrates London Cathedral

London, 24 November 2016. His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim, Patriarch of Antioch and Middle East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church consecrated the new St Thomas Cathedral in west London on Thursday 24 November 2016 during his visit to Britain. At the congregation Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II said that Christians and other people…

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Sir Sigmund Sternberg, OStJ, KC*SG, GCFO, JP, passes away

London, 18 October 2016. The Delegation of Great Britain and Ireland with much regret notes the passing of Sir Sigmund Sternberg, OStJ, KC*SG, GCFO, JP, at age 95.Sir Sigmund was a Jewish philanthropist and renowned interfaith campaigner who spent most of his life building better relations between people of different faiths and beliefs in the United Kingdom and internationally. Born on…

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Memorial Service for the late Sir Gavyn Arthur, GCFO,


London, August 2016. A Memorial Service for the late Sir Gavyn Arthur was held at The Temple Church, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB on Monday 17 October 2016 at 2.30pm. Sir Gavyn served his city and country with great distinction as 675th Lord Mayor of London (2002-2003) and as a High Court Judge of England and Wales. He was elected Alderman for the Ward of Cripplegate in the…

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