The office of the Grand Hospitaller urges all jurisdictions to support this appeal for aid to the suffering people of Ukraine.
On this the day of his funeral in Cape Town (3 January 2022), the Grand Bailiwick of the Order of St Lazarus in South Africa joins in the worldwide mourning for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
His death has been a profound loss for the world, his country, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and the Order of St Lazarus.
The Order is proud of its association with Archbishop Tutu who was invested with the Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Chaplain in 2008.
We regret to announce that the continued spread of the Omicron variant of COVID means that it has been necessary to cancel the International Pilgrimage scheduled to take place later this Spring at Velehrad in the Czech Republic. I realise that many members will be deeply disappointed at this news. As soon as there is further news about the rescheduling of this important event, I shall let members know.
Chev. Norman Hunter Rose KCLJ
Chairman, Public Relations Committee