Dublin, 21 October 2011. President Mary McAleese of Ireland sent message to the Constantinian Order on the occasion of the 2011 Investiture Mass and Royal Gala Dinner of the British and Irish Delegation of the Constantinian Order of St George.
In the message dated 18 October 2011 and sent from Aras an Uachtaráin, the Irish Head of State said” “I would like to convey my warmest greetings to the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George Delegation of Great Britain and Ireland on the occasion of your annual investiture Mass and Gala Dinner.
“I am very honoured to be included among the members of the prestigious Order which so loyally and devotedly defends the Catholic faith.
“Our two Islands know, all too well, the terribly destructive power of religious intolerance. We know that, underpinning the work of peace and prosperity building is the gospel challenge to love one another, to forgive one another and to be charitable to one another. I thank you for your quiet and often courageous work in promoting a true understanding of the Catholic faith, and engendering respect and tolerance for those who practice and uphold that doctrine.
“May God Bless you in your important work. I wish you an enjoyable and successful evening. Mary McAleese, President of Ireland.”
The message was read out at the Investiture Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral and at the Royal Gala Dinner held at Stationers’ Hall in London on Friday 21 October 2011.