Professor Hans-Jürgen Feulner, long-time friend of the Ordinariates, member of the Anglicanae Traditiones commission, and professor of liturgics at the University of Austria, has been awarded a papal knighthood.
The knighthood was officially bestowed in the Nuntiature in Vienna by parchment certificate of appointment at which time Prof. Feulner received the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great. It was an impressive ceremony, with nice words from the Nuncio, and Mgr. Lopes, from the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith, reading a letter from Cardinal-Prefect Mueller; Msgr. Lopes pinned the Order on Prof. Feulner's jacket.
The little group of guests comprised representatives from the university, city of Vienna, the German embassy and others.
This is the second layman, to my knowledge, to receive a papal knighthood for work involved with the Ordinariates (Dr. Clinton A. Brand of St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas being the other...see a story on that here).
I am pleased to publicize this happy, and well-deserved, award.
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