On the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a solemn celebration took place in Piacenza. It was presided over by the Prior of the Delegation who also read the important message addressed to all Knights and Dames by the Grand Prior, HE Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino. On this occasion, the diploma as Knight Commander of Merit with star was given to HE the Prefect of Piacenza, Mr. Maurizio Falco by the Delegate, Mr. Corrado Sforza Fogliani, assisted by the Vice Delegate, Mr. Franco Marenghi.
On September 14th the solemn celebration of the Holy Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross took place in Modena at the Basilica Abbazia di San Pietro. The celebration, attended by several Knights of the Representation of Modena and Reggio Emilia, a representative of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and many people, was presided by Father Manuel Paganuzzi, Chaplain of the Representation, who read the message sent for the occasion by the Grand Prior.