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Source: Melita Historica. [Published by the Malta Historical Society]. 4(1965)2(135-136)

News of the Society

Rev. Fr. Bonaventura Fiorini, O.F.M. Conv. has been created Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

Prof. Mgr. E. Coleiro, D.D., Ph.D., and Chev. V. Bonello has been responsible for the arrangement of the 4th Centenary festivities and of the Exhibition on the same occasion held in the Co-Cathedral premises.

Dr. A. Paris, Minister of Education set up a "Maltese History Committee". The members of this Committee are the following: Judge A.J. Montanaro Gauci, Chairman; Mgr. Prof. A. Bonnici; Rev. Fr. B. Fiorini, O.F.M. Conv.; Chev. V. Bonello; Rev. Prof. A. Vella, O.P.; Chev. E.R. Leopardi; Dr. V. Depasquale; Dr. E. Sammutt and Mr. F. Mallia, all of them, members of our Society.

The aim of the Committee is to advise the Minister of Education how to prepare a comprehensive, reliable and authentic text book of Maltese History.

Rev. C. Sant, D.D., S.Sc.D., has been elected Professor of Sacred Scripture, Greek and Hebrew in the University of Malta.

On the occasion of the 4th Centenary of the Great Seige, the local Group of the S.M.O.M. organized a series of civil and religious festivities. Many Knights of various Orders, invited for the occasion by the local Group, contributed to the pageantry and spectacle.

[sic] Took part in the festivities the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, including Maltese, Italians, French and Irish delegations and members; the Most Venerable Order of St. John as well as Dutch and Swedish members of the Joanniterorder.

Amongst the guests were:—

Comm. Fra Enrico Montalto di Frignito, Vice-Chancellor of the Order, who headed the official delegation from the S.M.O.M.; S.E. Scioletti; Major O'Brion; Lord Wakehurst, the Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of St. John; Sir Harry Luke; Sir Gerald Creasy; Lord Caccia; Sir Ph. Southwell; Sir Stuart Duke — Elder and Mr. N.C. Mac-Clintock (England). Prince de Polignac; Comte et Comtesse de Mortemart; Comte de Pierredon (France); Prince Viron von Eurland (Germany). Dr. H.Ph. Boddaert (Netherlands); M. Gunnar Scheffer (Sweden); Cdr. and Mrs. Grant; Ferris; H.E. Jean Sonerin; Capt. and Mrs. Brockman; Cdr. A.L. Craig Jeffreys; Mr. and Mrs. T.W. de Gaynesford; Lady Kelly, Dame of Honour and Devotion and the Hon. Lady Gamage, Dame of Justice; Prof. R. Causa.

From the Maltese Group were present:  Judge A.J. Montanaro Gauci; Lt. Col. R. Cassar Torreggiani; Mgr, Prof. A. Bonnici; Mgr. Prof. E. Coleiro; Prof. J. Galea, M.D.; Chev. E.R. Leopardi; Dr. E. Sammut, LL.D.; Chev. V. Bonello; Cbev. J, Galea; Lt. Col. J.V. Abela; Chev. R. Bonnici-Cali; Chev. Dr. G. Cassar, M.D.; Chev. Dr. J.H. Reynaud, LL.D., all Members of the Malta Historical Society and many others.

[p.136] Publications Received

The M.H.S. acknowledges with thanks the receipt of the following publications:

Archivio di Stato di Messina, Indice Generale dei Fondi (1184-1955), a cura di Gino Nigro, pro manuscripto, 1964.

ACME, Annali della Facoltà di Filolsofia e Lettere dell’Università Statale di Milano; Vol. XVII, Fasc. II, Maggio-Agosto 1964; Fasc. III, Settembre-Dicembre 1964; Vol. XVIII, Fasc. I-II, Gennaio-Agosto 1965.

Studi Romani, Rivista Dell’Istituto Di Studi Romani; Anno XIII, No. 1, Gennaio-Marzo 1965; Aprile-Giugno 1965.

Rassegna Storicà del Risiorgimento, Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, Anno III, Fasc. II, Aprile-Giugno 1965.

G. GALEA, Fire At-The Opera House, A Novel of Malta, translated into English by J.G. Cutajar Beck, Malta.

V. BORG, Rev. Canon, The Seminary of Malta and the Ecclesiastical Benefices of the Maltese Islands, Malta 1965.

Fr. FSADNI, O.P., L-Ewwel Dummkani f'Malta, (1450-1512), Malta 1965.

Dr. P. CASSAR, Medical History of Malta, Publications of the Welcome Historical Medical Library, London 1965, New Series, Vol. II.

J. PERETTI, Les Aspects Linguistiques littéraires Artistiques et Folkoristiques de l’Italianité de Malte, Tolentino 1965.

Prof. A. VELLA, O.P., Malta and the Czars, Malta 1965; Storja tal-Knisja tal-Lunzjata, Malta 1965,

Siculorum Gymnasium, Rassegna della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università di Catamia, M.S.Q. XVIII n. I, Gennaio-Giugno 1965.

Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Vol. XXXVIII No. 98, November 1965.

The Editor.