This morning Pope Francis received in the Vatican the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, accompanied by the Sovereign Council.
This morning, ahead of the celebration of mass in the Magistral Palace chapel, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto received Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu
The number of people estimated in need of humanitarian assistance has increased to over 5 million, out of which 100,000 are facing famine conditions due to civil conflict and a collapsing economy in South Sudan.
Accompanying the Lieutenant of the Grand Master was the Grand Commander Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein and the President of the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps, Gerardo Solaro del Borgo.
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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.