The Grand Master meets Philarete, Metropolitan of Minsk
Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie received Philarete, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, with his retinue, at the Magistral Palace. The Metropolitan is in Italy for a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Nicholas.
During their most cordial meeting, their discussions ranged over a number of topics, Including the development of the Order’s medical and welfare initiatives in Belarus.
Those present included the Order of Malta’s Grand Chancellor Jean-Pierre Mazery, the Prelate Msgr. Angelo Acerbi and the Order’s Ambassador to Belarus, Paul Friedrich Freiherr von Fuhrherr.