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The XXII annual Green Party conference, "The World to Come", took place on Saturday, July 6, at Villa Capalbo-Poli in Rome.

From June 21st to 23rd, the third edition of the "Motofestung" was held in Pastrengo (Verona-Italy). The event is related to fundraising for A.B.E.O. (https://www.abeo-vr.it/), a Verona-based association, that supports sick women and children hospitalized at the oncology department of Verona Hospital, and their families.

For the second year in a row, Dames and Knights of the Grand Priory of Italy were present, accepting the invitation of the organizers.

From Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2024, eighty pilgrims from the Grand Priory of England & Wales joined their Grand Prior on his pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  This honoured the tenth anniversary of the international pilgrimage made to Walsingham by the late 49th Grand Master, Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón.

Following the Academic Meeting held in Malta last February, the Board of Directors of the International Academy of the Order of Saint Lazarus is launching its first call for Regular Membership.

The objectives of the Academy include the promotion of historical knowledge related to the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, and other related Crusader and orders of chivalry.  Historical research of the Academy may relate to the hierarchy, traditions, their laws and ancient history, as well as their relations with Christian Churches.

Members may recall that a couple of years ago  Chev. Dr. Bernard Juby KLJ-J, SMLJ, CMLJ, (Hon) FHS, published Ordo Sancti Lazari - A Continuation, a compendium showing the Arms of more than 600 members of our Order who have received a Grant of Arms. It is a most interesting work, the availability of which, with the concurrence of our Grand Officer of Arms, should be communicated to our members world-wide. It also contains a most informative section related to heraldry within the Order since our inception.

The Delegation of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in Mexico organized an event last Wednesday, May 8th, to raise funds with the aim of helping the clinics in Irapuato and Morelia at the Polanco Industrial Club in the City of Mexico.

Feminine energy was felt at the Investiture of the Grand Bailiwick of Austria and the Hereditary Comandery of St. Severin on Saturday, April 13, 2024 through the admission of three Consoeurs for the first time.  The ceremony took place in a very good, family atmosphere in summery weather in the St. Jakobskirche of the Roman Catholic parish Heiligenstadt in Vienna, 19th district.

It is with gratitude and deep sadness that we bade farewell to our beloved brother Klaus-Peter Pokolm, founder of the Humanitarian Grand Priory of Europe, whom our heavenly Father called home to his eternal kingdom on 22 April, 2024 after a long, patiently endured illness. The funeral took place on April 29, 2024 at St. Katharina's Church in Alt-Hürth.

On April 28th, several members of the Grand Priory of Italy, led by the Grand Prior of Italy H.E. Basilio Viola GCLJ, met briefly with the Ecclesiastical Grand Prior of the Order, The Most Reverend Monsignor Pennisi, during his visit to Chiari (Brescia- north of Italy very close to Milano)

Grand Prior Chev. Antonios K. Kourkoumelis-Kothris GCLJ-J and other senior members of the Hellenic Grand Priory have travelled to visit several other jurisdictions in recent months.  We

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