Illinois Area Knights and Dames of both the American and Federal Associations of the Order of Malta gathered together at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago to celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 20. Cardinal George was the principal celebrant of the Mass. Co-celebrants included Msgr. Robert Dempsey, Msgr. Michael Boland and Msgr. John Pollard.
Knights of Malta wear their black robes and stand during the Mass.
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