On Saturday June 23, 2012, the President of the Canadian Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta, His Excellency Dr. André Morin, presented the Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion to His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins. Cardinal Collins presided over the annual celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the Order. (Photo by Alexander Puettner)
This honour was bestowed on behalf of the Grand Master and the Sovereign Council of the Order in Rome. Its recent recipients include Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and Paolo Cardinal Sardi, the Cardinal Patronus, representative of the Holy Father to the Order of Malta.