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Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master to Be Buried in Maltese Cathedral’s Crypt

Estefania Aguirre/CNAFra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, pictured on Feb. 18, 2013, at the order’s headquarters in Rome.

Fra’ Festing, who died in Malta on Nov. 12 at the age of 71, will be buried in the cathedral’s Grand Masters’ Crypt, which was reopened to the public in January 2020 after restoration work.