Frá John T. Dunlap, member of the Sovereign Council and Order of Malta, American Association, was appointed as the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta by Pope Francis this morning.
Frá John T. Dunlap succeeds Frá Marco Luzzago who passed away on June 7th last week. He will be sworn in on June 14th in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventine in front of Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi and the Sovereign Council of the Order of Malta after Frá Marco Luzzago’s solemn funeral. The new Lieutenant Grand Master together with the Pope’s Special Delegate and the Sovereign Council will continue the process of constitutional reform of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
His arms were granted by the Governor General of Canada to his late father in 2003. They are now quartered with the arms of the Order of Malta.
On May 23 the Most Rev. Laurent Ulrich (70) a priest of Dijon, former Archbishop of Chambéry, former Archbishop (ad personam) of Lille was installed as Archbishop of Paris.
His coat of arms, with a very simple design, is remarkable for the mere fact that these days very few French bishops even bear a coat of arms, let alone a good one!
I am also one of those purists who agrees with the assessment of the late Archbishop Bruno Heim that the pallium as an external ornament is unnecessary and is far too often ill-placed in the achievement, as is the case here.