His Eminence Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo Patron of ICOC
On 29th August 2007 His Eminence Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo
(Cardinal Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico), Archpriest of San Paolo out of the
has accepted to become Patron of International Commission for Orders of Chivalry.
His Eminence Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo
His Eminence has pronounced words of appreciation for the seriousness of the scientific work of ICOC affirming to be honoured and grateful because of this designation.
His Eminence is the most important living scholar on ecclesiastical heraldry and designed the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI.
Coat of Arms of H.H. Pope Benedick XVI
Son of an Italian hero, Giuseppe Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo who was among the victims of the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine, carried out on the outskirts of Nazi-occupied Rome in 1944 http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Cordero_Lanza_di_Montezemolo
The good work of President/Chairman of ICOC from 1999 has brought 4 Cardinals to ICOC as Patrons
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.)