The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who died at the age of 71 on November 12 last, was held today in St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The funeral was celebrated by Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope. The Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna and the Prelate of the Order, Msgr. Jean Laffitte, concelebrated.
French Senate organises symposium in support of the Lebanese population and on the action of the Order of Malta
The humanitarian action carried out by the Order of Malta in Lebanon was at the heart of a conference organised at the French Senate last week, on 26 November, presided by its President Gérard Larcher.
During the 143rd assembly of the institution that brings together the members of 179 national parliaments, the Order of Malta was admitted as Permanent Observer to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The Order of Malta has launched a programme for the distribution of food and basic necessities to migrants currently stranded on the border between Poland and Belarus.
The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries
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Lieutenant of the Grand Master
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master is elected for a term of one year. 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.