On July 2, in the Cathedral of Saint Bavo, headquarter of the diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, in the city of Haarlem, a Pontifical Mass presided over by Archbishop St. Fr. Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations of the Holy See, was celebrated.
For the first time, together with the representatives of the other Equestrian Orders, at the invitation of the Prior of the Dutch delegation Knight of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Mons. Johannes Willibriodus Maria Hendriks, a delegation took part, in particular Knight of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Mons. Karel Kasteel, the Vice Delegate Knight Officer of Merit Dr. Esq. Otte Gerardus Johannes Maria Strouken and the Lady of Merit Dr. Veronica Grillo, former Representative of the city of Bergamo.