- 25 October, 2016:
The Government has agreed to the recommendations of the Ministerial Committee set up under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, C.G. Xavier-Luc Duval, GCSK, to ensure necessary arrangements to mark the elevation of Archbishop Maurice E. Piat, GOSK, to Cardinal.
A Ministerial delegation, led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, will accompany the Archbishop to Vatican, Rome.
Groups proceeding to Rome to attend the ceremony will be exempted from some additional charges, namely: Terminal Expansion Fee, Passenger Solidarity Fee and Passenger Service Charge Fee. The MBC will cover both the Consistory at St Peter’s Basilica to be held on 19 November 2016 and the Mass on 20 November 2016.
Moreover, an official ceremony will be held at the SSR International Airport on the return of the Cardinal on 24 November 2016.The Government will provide the necessary assistance to the Archbishop in Rome and for the holding of a Mass at Marie Reine de la Paix on the 27 November 2016.
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