Mon, 31 Oct 1994

RI Ambassador gets Vatican medal

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's Ambassador to the Holy See, A.S. Achjadi, was recently awarded the "Knight of Grand Cross of the Order of Pius IX" for his efforts to forge closer ties between Jakarta and the Vatican.

The presentation ceremony was conducted on Wednesday in Rome by Msgr. Tomasso Caputo, the Vatican's head of protocol, on behalf of the Deputy Chief of government from the Holy See.

The "Knight of the Grand Cross" was established in 1847 and is awarded to dignitaries for their praiseworthy conduct in relation to the Vatican.(mds)