On June 22, during a private ceremony held in the Episcopal Palace of Piacenza H.E. the Most Rev. Mons. Gianni Ambrosio, Bishop of the Diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, received his diploma as Ecclesiastical Knight Grand Cross of Grace from the Delegate for Emilia Romagna, Nob. Avv. Corrado Sforza Fogliani, who congratulated him also on behalf of the Knights of Piacenza and all members of the Delegation.
In addition to the Deputy Delegate also present were Avv. Franco Marenghi (who illustrated and donated to Bishop Ambrosio the Constantinian Chronicles for the years 2012-2016) and the Secretary General of the Office of the Grand Prior, Mons. Arnaldo Morandi. Mons Morandi conveyed the warm congratulations of Cardinal Martino and offered the bishop most significant writings of his magisterium, including a copy of the Decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Vatican granting plenary indulgence to the Knights and Dames.
Mons. Ambrosio expressed his gratitude for the great honor conferred and his delight in having become a member of the great Constantinian Family. He expressed enthusiasm and interest in the instructions of the Grand Prior regarding the pastoral role and commitment that the Bishops and Priests are called upon to fulfil to ensure a true Christian life and charitable actions at the service of all members of the Order.
He then offered to all present the excellent and recently published “Auxilium a Domino”, by the Collegio Alberoni of Piacenza, commemorating the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Giulio Alberoni, whose activities merge with those of the Farnese family and are the foundation of the dynasty of the Bourbons Two Sicilies.