Vatican City, 16 May 2013 (VIS) The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is visiting Milan, on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine and Licinius, respectively the emperors of the western and eastern parts of the Roman Empire, in 313. The treaty granted freedom of worship to Christians throughout the Roman Empire, putting an end to religious persecution. For his visit, Pope Francis, yesterday afternoon, sent a message through Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., to Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, with greetings to the Patriarch, the participants in the commemoration, as well as to the entire city, for the importance given to the memory of the historic decision that, decreeing religious freedom for Christians, opened new paths to the Gospel and decisively contributed to the birth of European civilization. In the text, the Holy Father expresses the desire that, today as then, the common witness of Christians of the East and West, sustained by the Spirit of the Risen One, will agree to the spread of the message of salvation in Europe and the entire world and that, thanks to the foresight of civil authorities, the right to publicly express one s faith will be respected everywhere, and that the contribution that Christianity continues to offer to culture and society in our time will be accepted without prejudice.
We regret to announce the death of our dear confrere, First Chaplain of the Italian Royal Commission, Father Enrico Bosoni, CSS, after a long illness bravely born, during which he continued to exercise his duties as chaplain and regular celebrant of the Order s Masses at the Constantinian Chapel, Basilica of S. Croce al Flaminio.
Stamane alle ore 7,45 presso l Ospedale Don Calabria di Negrar (Verona) ha reso l anima a Dio il nostro Cappellano Capo per l Italia Padre Enrico Bosoni, CSS, il quale, nonostante la malattia, è stato assiduo officiante delle Sante Messe mensili del S.M. Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio in Roma, nella Basilica di S. Croce al Flaminio.
Le esequie avranno luogo in Roma, sabato 6 aprile alle ore 11,30, nella Parrocchia della Santissima Trinità a Villa Chigi, in Via F. Marchetti 36.
03/2013 THANKS FROM THE HOLY LAND SCHOOL / Tuscany Delegation
In March, came renewed thanks for the support of the Tuscany Delegation further studies of student Daniella Samir A'Maia in the Holy Land, which since 2010 benefited from such aid. The director of the religious seminar is required to send to the Delegation also an update of photographic and documentary school about the student Daniella, grateful to the Constantine Knights.
28/02/2013 The Royal Deputation has approved a modified design to the mantles of the Order, to distinguish more clearly between the ranks of Justice, Jure Sanguinis, Merit and Office
08/02/2013 (Vatican) Cardinal Giovanni Cheli (Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice) dies, 94 years old
Cardinal Giovanni Cheli, the former president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants, died on February 7 at the age of 94.
The Italian prelate had worked in the Vatican Secretariat of State and at the Holy See s mission to the UN before being names to head the Pontifical Council for Migrants in 1989. He remained at that post until his retirement in 1998 at the age of 79. He had been the 5th-oldest living member of the College of Cardinals, to which he was elevated by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
Pope Benedict XVI hailed Cardinal Cheli for the testimony of a life spent in consistent and generous adherence to his vocation as a priest concerned with the needs of the faithful and especially in the Christian formation of young persons." Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside at his funeral on February 9 in St. Peter s basilica.
El pasado día 29 de diciembre de 2012 falleció en Madrid don Julio de Prado y Colón de Carvajal Valdés y Colón, Conde de la Conquista. Ayer, 14 de enero de 2013, se celebró el funeral por su eterno descanso en la madrileña parroquia del Bautismo de Nuestro Señor.
HE Don Julio Prado y Colón de Carvajal, Count of the Conquista, Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice decorated with the Collar, Knight of the Most illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, Professed Knight of the Military Order of Santiago (in 1983, professed in 1986), member of the Corporation of Nobles of Madrid, etc, Secretary-General of the Royal Deputation of the Constantinian Order, has died after a long illness at the age of 84.
08/01/2013 We announce with great regret the death on January 7 ofCav. Gran Croce Giuseppe Marini Dettina, father of our distinguished confrere Avv Dott Alfonso Marini Dettina
Nobile Giuseppe Marini Dettina, Cav. Gr. Groce Jure Sanguinis del S.M.O. Costantiniano di S. Giorgio, investito personalmente da SAR l'Infante Gran Maestro il 25 novembre a Madrid, ha reso la bell anima a Dio ieri sera confortato dalla affetto di noi familiari e munito di tutti i conforti religiosi e della speciale Benedizione del santo Padre.
Dott. Alfonso Marini Dettina, SE Duca Don Diego de Vargas Machuca, Presidente del Real Commissione d'Italia, Gran Croce Giuseppe Marini Dettina con suo moglie, in dietro SE Guy Stair Sainty, Vice-Gran-Cancelliere. Madrid, 25 Ottobre 2012
28/12/2012 HE Ambassador Don Carlos Abella, Grand Chancellor of the Order, Gentleman of His Holiness, has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, in the name of HM King Juan Carlos
Durante al Consejo de Ministros del pasado día 28 de diciembre de 2012 el Gobierno del Reino de España ha concedido la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica al Excmo. Sr. Don Carlos Abella y Ramallo, Embajador de España, Gentilhombre de Su Santidad, Gran Canciller de la Sacra y Militar Orden Constantiniana de San Jorge, por 'los méritos de su carrera diplomática que completó como embajador ante la Santa Sede'.
01/12/2012 I Cavalieri del Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio sono stati ricevuti nel Palazzo Comunale di Bertinoro (FC) dal Sindaco Signor Nevio Zaccarelli / Delegazione Marche - Romagna
26/11/2012 (Vienna) Presentation of a new book about the history of the Constantinian Order: In hoc Signo Vinces! / Zwischen religiösem Mythos und politischem Anspruch von Byzanz nach Neapel / Die Geschichte des Heiligen Konstantinischen Ritterordens vom Heiligen Georg
Royal Commission of Austria
The book has a preface by the President of the Austrian branch of our Sacred Militia, HRIH Archduke Simeon of Austria.
This book is the first publication about the Order in German language and thus it might be of great interest for German-speaking members of our order.
28/10/2012 (Roma) L'Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio vanta la propria origine dai cinquanta Cavalieri ai quali l'Imperatore Costantino il Grande, in procinto di combattere la Battaglia di Saxa Rubra il 28 ottobre 312, affidò il Labaro dopo la visione della Santa Croce accompagnata dal motto In Hoc Signo Vinces.