The Order of Malta celebrated its patron saint. The feast of St John the Baptist was honoured by the Order of Malta’s Grand Priories, National Associations, Embassies and Relief Corps on five continents.
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ John Dunlap, was received in audience this morning in the Vatican by Pope Francis.
A Mass in the marquee of the Saint John the Baptist Hospital in Rome was the first official engagement of the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ John T. Dunlap, who yesterday afternoon visited the hospital run by the Order of Malta’s Italian Association.
The meeting of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy, the organisation that brings together diplomats from Europe and the United States to promote the role of religions in diplomacy, is underway in Rome.
The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries
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Lieutenant of the Grand Master
According to the Constitution, as the religious Superior and Sovereign, he must fully dedicate himself to the development of the works of the Order and to set an example of living by Christian principles, to all the members of the Order.
Seats of the Order
Situated in the heart of Rome’s historical centre, on Via dei Condotti, the Magistral Palace has been the residence of the Grand Master and seat of the Sovereign Order of Malta’s government.
Magistral Library and Archives
The Magistral Library is the principal library of the Sovereign Order of Malta and represents one of the world’s most complete collections of its history.