On October 7, Fr. Patrizio Sciadini, OCD, was decorated as a Cavalier of the Order of the Star of Italy. The Italian Ambassador (to Egypt) read the formula of conferring of the honour on Fr. Patrizio as follows:-
“In the exercise of ministry as a religious and priest, Fr. Patrizio is distinguished for his extraordinary dedication and depth of humanity.
In the quarter of Shoubra, in which the Carmelite convent of Cairo is situated, with generosity and self-sacrifice he works tirelessly for the poor and the sick. Many of these are assisted in the hospital quarters attached to the convent. These quarters were greatly enhanced by the same convent’s donation “iside2019”. Fr. Patrizio was responsible for innumerable preventative and beneficial initiatives for sufferers during the covid-19 pandemic.
Among the last Italian priests in Egypt, he represents a spiritual point of reference for the community of his co-nationals towards whose needs he has always been particularly attentive. In his daily activities, Fr. Patrizio exemplifies, to the utmost, values of solidarity and generosity, while his conduct has been a credit to his nation.
For his services rendered in the promotion of friendship and solidarity between the Italian and Egyptian communities and, in particular, by means of the stimulation and spread of works of charity, at the instigation of the Italian Minister for External Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Luigi di Maio, the President of the Italian Republic, Professor Sergio Mattarella, has decided to confer the distinction of Cavalier of the Order of the Star of Italy on Father Patrizio.”