Speech of Lieutenant of the Grand Master H.E. Fra’ Marco Luzzago to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta
The global pandemic has meant that the traditional audience with the diplomatic corps could not take place this year. I am very sorry about this as it would have been the first opportunity to meet you personally.
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, received in audience in the Magistral Villa for the presentation of their Letters of Credence, the new Ambassadors of Colombia, Nicaragua, Estonia, European Union.
The violent 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Croatian city of Petrinja, southeast of the capital Zagreb, on 29 December, and was followed by shockwaves culminating in another violent 4.0 magnitude aftershocks.
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago replies to Pope Francis’ message for the 54th World Day of Peace on 1st January 2021.
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.