The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, has sent a message of condolence to the French President François Hollande after the shocking attacks in Paris which took place last Friday, leaving 130 people dead and hundreds injured. In his letter the Grand Master stated “In this tragic moment I wish to express our sincere condolences, closeness and spiritual solidarity to the families of all the victims and to the people of France”.
Signing ceremony takes place at the Magistral Palace
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada, Clarice Modeste-Curwen, was received at the Magistral Palace in Rome on 6th November by the Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager.
The press conference organised by the Order of Malta: challenges and prospects of the migratory phenomenon
The conflict in Syria on the eve of its fifth year of war, the Libyan chaos and the arrival of winter that makes the conditions of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from all kinds of violence even more desperate; the Mediterranean crossings and the Balkan route. The humanitarian organizations and agencies are finding themselves facing enormous challenges in the attempt to meet the needs of entire populations in flight, on foot and on makeshift boats.
Grand Chancellor delivers Lectio Magistralis at the SIOI
With 60 million displaced people in the world and 20 million on the move fleeing wars, violence and poverty, humanitarian diplomacy is challenged by unseen levels of desperation among many different populations. In delivering a Lectio Magistralis this morning in Rome at the SIOI institute (The Italian Society for International Organization) the Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager, unraveled the enormous challenges faced by all humanitarian institutions and agencies.