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Ignasius Jonan experienced a turning point after serving in the government and serving as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia and Minister of Transportation of Indonesia.
Who would have thought that this 60 year old man would eventually change gears and become an active clergyman.
In fact, Ignatius recently received the Star of the Order of Gregory the Great and was appointed Commander of the Knights of Saint Gregory the Great by Pope Francis.
“The Holy Father has appointed him as Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great,” wrote Ignasius Jonan on Instagram, quoting a statement from the Vatican Ambassador to Indonesia (Apostolic Nuncio), Mgr. Piero Piopo.
Apart from that, Ignasius Jonan also shared photos of the award ceremony by Mgr. Piero Piopo at the Vatican Embassy in Newsdelivers.com, on Wednesday 15 November 2023.
This award was given by the Vatican to Ignasius Jonan in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate.
“Praise the name of God for His blessing in appointing the Son of St. Ignatius to be Commander of the Knights of St. Gregory the Great. Mr. Ignas has achieved “true priestly ordination” through this position. Continue to emulate St. Gregory the Great and St. Ignasius,” commented the Tenunlepolorun account.
For your information, the Order of St. St. Gregory the Great of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great founded by Pope Gregory XVI on September 1, 1831.
Order of St. Gregory the Great became one of the five orders of knights of the Holy See. The honor is given to Catholic men and women in recognition of their personal service to the Holy See and the Catholic Church.
Fill in the short statement in the confirmation of the Order of St. Gregory the Great stated that Ignatius was worthy of this title.
“Gentlemen of proven loyalty to the Holy See who, because of the nobility of their birth and the fame of their deeds or the degree of their generosity, are considered worthy of being honored by the public expression of appreciation from the Holy See,” the statement read.
The final content of the summary then states that recipients of the title must progressively carry out good deeds, maintaining the reputation and trust they have inspired.
Not only that, the recipients of the title must also be able to prove their worthiness for the honor that has been bestowed upon them through a firm form of loyalty to God and to the sovereign Pope.
Even so, the awarding of the Order of St. Gregory the Great had no special obligations to his recipients towards the Catholic Church.
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