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Ambassador and Mrs. Shafer Receive Awards from Grand Master

10/23/2019 

Ambassador Robert Shafer, GCMGOb, and Mrs. Ellen Shafer, GCMGOb, received awards from Frá Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, at the Magistral Palace in Rome on Friday, October 11.

Ambassador Shafer was given the Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace in Obedience with Sash for his many years representing the Order of Malta at the United Nations. Mrs. Shafer was given the Grand Cross “Pro Merito Melitensi” of the Sovereign Order of Malta in recognition of her assistance to Ambassador Shafer and for her work on behalf of Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem.

Pictured above from left to right: Frá John T. Dunlap, Knight of Justice; Ambassador Robert L. Shafer, Knight Grand Cross in Obedience with Sash of the Sovereign Order of Malta; HMEH Frá Giacomo Dalle Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Knight of Justice; Mrs. Ellen S. Shafer, Dame Grand Cross “Pro Merito Melitensi” of the Sovereign Order of Malta; Grand Hospitaller HE Dominique Prince de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel.

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