His Eminence Cardinal Pio Laghi Patron of ICOC
On 9th February 2007 His Eminence Cardinal Pio Laghi, Patron Cardinal of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order od St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (association of seminars and educational institutes) http://www.orderofmalta.org/cardpatr.asp?idlingua=5 http://www.fiu.edu/~mirandas/bios-l.htm#Laghi has accepted to become Patron of International Commission for Orders of Chivalry, His Eminence has pronounced words of appreciation for the seriousness of the scientific work of ICOC.
From left: His Eminence Cardinal Pio Laghi with the President/Chairman of ICOC;
The Cardinal reads the letter of appointment as Patron of ICOC given by the President/Chairman
From left: His Eminence Cardinal Pio Laghi thanks the the President/Chairman of ICOC for the appointment
The Cardinal with the Secretary General of ICOC
In the meanwhile His Eminence has also accepted to be Honorary Member of the Associazione Insigniti Onorificenze Cavalleresce (Association of Members of Chivalric Orders and Merit - Amcom - Friends of ICOC) the only Association of this kind connected to ICOC, among whose members there is also the Associazione dei Cavalieri Italiani del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta - A.C.I.S.M.O.M. (Order's Association of Italian Knights, A.C.I.S.M.O.M.)