The handover of the symbolic key for the 700 homes the Order of Malta has built in Basey, Bantayan and Cebu, devastated by typhoon Yolanda, was the most significant moment of the meeting between the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, and the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, in Malacañan Palace on 3 March.
Experts, academics and religious leaders will gather in Geneva at the United Nations Headquarters on 27th May for a one day long debate
In the framework of its participation in the World Humanitarian Summit next year in Istanbul, the Sovereign Order of Malta is organising the Symposium “Religions together for humanitarian action”. Policy makers, religious leaders and academics will gather together in the UN Geneva Headquarters on May 27th to tackle sensitive issues related to the 2016 summit – an initiative of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon – these including the contribution of faith based organisations in war theatres and the role of religions in promoting reconciliation and resilience building.
The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing has left Rome for an official visit to the Philippines where he will be received by the President of the Republic Benigno Aquino III and by a delegation of the Manila government. His visit falls on the 50° anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between the south-east Asian country and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The Grand Master sends a message to the Holy Father to renew the Order of Malta’s adherence to the papal magisterium
Some 1,300 came to Rome from all over the world to participate this morning in the mass and opening of the diocesan inquiry on the Cause of Beatification and Canonisation of the Servant of God Fra’ Andrew Bertie. A very significant event for the Order of Malta, as it is the first time in its millenary history that a Grand Master has been proposed for sainthood.