His Excellency Archbishop Monsignor Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio in Albania has honoured the Sovereign Order of Malta and its charitable activities in Albania with deep respect and special attention throughout the duration of his mandate.
His constant presence at diplomatic and humanitarian events, his spiritual intimacy with the Albanian Catholic community, made him a point of reference for many in Tirana.
For all these reasons, on the occasion of the Sovereign Council meeting held in Rome in October 2018 and in the desire to express the most sincere gratitude for having ensured spiritual assistance to the activities and works of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and Grand Master Frà Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto and the Sovereign Council decided to confer on him the Grand Cross pro piis meritis pro Merito Melitensi. The ceremony took place in the Apostolic Nunciature in Tirana in the presence of the Embassy’s diplomatic staff and their families.