The new Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Frank Bayard, has received his abbot consecration on 17.11.2018. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn performed the solemn blessing on Saturday morning in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the presence of numerous members of the Order from Germany and abroad. The General Chapter of the Teutonic Order had elected the 47-year-old Bayard to the 66th Grand Master in August, with a term of six years.
The UEHMG was represented by its President Major General iTR Michael Blaha, MSc, who himself is the bearer of the Order of Merit of the Teutonic Order and is well acquainted with the new Grand Master since 2008. At the subsequent celebration, there was the opportunity to congratulate the new Grand Master together with IKKH Camilla von Habsburg and to thank the former Hochmeister Dr. Bruno Platter for the long time good cooperation in tradition care.