State visit of the President of Costa Rica
On 25 January, H.M.E.H. the Prince and Grand Master, Fra’ Andrew Bertie received the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, on a State Visit to the Magistral Palace in Rome. The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Rojas, and the Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Order, Javier Guerra Laspiur. The members of the Sovereign Council, the Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Francesco Guariglia, and the Order’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Countess Giuliana Fanelli, were present. The Cardinalis Patronus of the Order, Pio Laghi, participated in the meeting.