Can George J Frendo awarded Order of Malta’s Cross “pro piis meritis”
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Can. George J. Frendo, Assistant Maestro di Cappella and Director of the Basilica Laudate Pueri Choir, was last Sunday bestowed with the Order of Malta’s Cross “pro piis meritis” pro Merito Melitensi.
The presentation was made by President Dr Philip Farrugia Randon at St John’s Conventual Oratory in Valletta.
Established in 1920, the Knightly Order pro Merito Melitensi is given in recognition of those activities that have conferred honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It is mainly awarded to non-members of the Order.
This Order is awarded regardless of religion, hence those granted it do not automatically become members of the Order of Malta.
The Order pro Merito Melitensi is awarded both by Decree of the Sovereign Council and by motu proprio of the Grand Master.