Sunday, June 2, 2024

Pontifical Walsingham Guard at Italian Military Parade

By A. DiNardo

ROMA 2 June 2024 (NRom)

On June 2nd, Maj. Gen. Giancarlo Martini, representing the Pontifical Walsingham Guard and the Pontifical CourtPontifical Court of the Pontifical Imperial StatePontifical Imperial State, attended the Military Review for the Festa della Repubblica (the national day) of the Italian Republic. This annual event takes place at the Imperial Forum in Rome, in the presence of the Altar of the Fatherland and the President of the Republic, as well as other high-ranking government officials. Maj. Gen. Martini is a retired officer of the Italian Carabineri and continues to serve in the Pontifical Walsingham Guard. 

Despite the fact that it was pouring rain on the day of the celebration, the event was a memorable success. Maj. Gen. Martini's participation in the ceremony highlighted the importance of the Italian peninsula in the Pontifical Imperial State of Rome-RutheniaPontifical Imperial State of Rome-Ruthenia and the United Roman-Ruthenian ChurchUnited Roman-Ruthenian Church

The Festa della Repubblica commemorates the day in 1946 when the Italian people voted to establish the Italian Republic. It is a day of great national pride and celebration, with parades, military displays, and other festivities taking place throughout the country.

The Frecce Tricolori fly at the event.