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15 September 2017

EOHSJ’s new Governor General visits Bethlehem University

His Excellency Ambassador Leonardo Visconti di Madrone, the new Governor General of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, with a delegation of their Knights visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Brother Peter Bray, the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, welcomed the delegation which included Monsignor Fortunato Frezza -  Ceremonial Officer of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and a Canon of St.Peters Basilica, Dott. Francois Vayne - Communications Director of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Prof. Bart McGettrick – a member of the Holy Land Commission and Chairman of the Board of Regents of Bethlehem University, Mr. Tom McKiernan;  President of the Holy Land Commission, and Mr. Sami El-Yousef; CEO/Financial Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate.

The Order has traditions dating back to the time of the First Crusades to Jerusalem, and seeks to support the work of Catholic Church in the Holy Land.  For more than two decades the Order has been one of the main supporters at Bethlehem University for all kinds of projects -  both buildings, and faculty and student support.

This was the first visit of Leonardo Visconti di Madrone to Bethlehem.  Prior to taking up this appointment he served as Italy’s ambassador to Spain.

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