Another great honour received by Sir Nuno Cosmelli

On the occasion of the Religious Wedding of Lady Claudia Sofia Ferreira and Sir Nuno Goncalo Cosmelli - son of His Eminent Highness the Grand Master and Head of the State, Knight Grand Officer of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) - Deputy Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of Villedieu, First Counsellor of our Embassy to the Republic of Angola and Director of the Femeraid Unit in Angola, and beside the Papal blessing, the newly weds received another great honour: His Grace, the Most Reverend Archbishop Alan Harper, OBE, BA, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland of the Anglican Church and head of the Church of Ireland, gave to the married couple the great honour and pleasure of sending His Blessings and Congratulations for their marriage.

The Magisterial House also informs that after the Roman Catholic Wedding ceremonial on the 13^th May 2011, the celebration of Civil Wedding of the Federation (KMFAP) took place. This was the first Civil Wedding organised in accordance with the new legislation of the State of the Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem - Knights of Malta (KMFAP) and was presided by the President of the Magisterial Court of Peace and Chief Notary of the State. According to the Federation's Ecumenical spirit and the deep respect for the religious options of its Knights, all the members of the Board of Religious Counsellors and Interfaith Pluralism were present, not only to the Catholic Wedding Ceremony, but also to this Ceremony of the Federation. So the married couple were blessed by the representatives of the Catholic, and Protestant Churches, and by the representatives of the Jewish, Moslem and Buddhist Faiths and the Church of Eternal Life, after the Grand Master and Head of the State had performed the ritual of the Civil Wedding of the Federation (KMFAP), which consisted of several old and historical rituals of the different cultures.