The President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier was received today at the Magistral Villa in Rome, the Order of Malta’s seat of government.
The image of Our Lady of Philermos, protector of the Order of Malta since the fourteenth century, was unveiled on 22 October in the Vatican Gardens with a ceremony.
In coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Albanian organisation of the Order of Malta has been actively involved in supporting refugees from Afghanistan since last August, when the US troops left the country.
A Thanksgiving Mass to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations and successful humanitarian cooperation between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of El Salvador has been celebrated yesterday in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventino in Rome.
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.