On September 2nd, in Vienna at Palazzo Pallavicini, headquarter of the Turf Club, the oldest club in Vienna, founded in 1826, during a private ceremony, H.E. Rev. Mons. Alois Schwarz, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Pölten, received the diploma of Knight Grand Cross of Ecclesiastical Grace from the hands of the Vice Delegate of Austria Lawyer Dr. Alexander Rudolf Philipp Babinek, Vice President of the club, who expressed his heartfelt congratulations also on behalf of the Comm. Delegate Consul General Dr. Wolfgang Andreas Breitenthaler and the whole delegation. In addition to the Vice Delegate, the councilors of the delegation Knight Dr. Paul Loser and Knight Dr. Georg Ludvik, along with other Knights and members of the board of directors of the club and the board director Peter Böhler, Knight of Saint Sylvester Pope were present. H.E. Rev. Mons. Alois Schwarz expressed words of gratitude for the high honor given to him, as well as satisfaction for having joined the Sacred Constantinian Militia, showing his enthusiasm in response to the indications of the Grand Prior H.E. Rev. Cardinal Renato Martino for the role and pastoral commitment that the Bishops are called to deepen for a serious journey of Christian life and charitable action at the service of all members of the Order.
AUSTRIA: Handover of Honorary Title of Knight Grand Cross of Ecclesiastical Grace to H.E. Rev. Alois Schwarz