On Sunday 14th October, the new seven canonizations promoted by Pope Francis were celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, packed with some 70 thousand pilgrims and 30 official delegations, including that led by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto.
The National Day of the Order of Malta in Italy, devoted to the promotion of health and solidarity, is being held for the first time today.
On 5 October 2018 diplomatic relations were established between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Nauru through the signing of a protocol at the seat of the Order of Malta’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.
The Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, received in audience in the Magistral Palace for the presentation of their Letters of Credence, the new Ambassadors of:
– Czech Republic, H.E. Václav Kolaja
– Slovakia, H.E. Marek Lisánsky
THE MAIN SEATS OF THE ORDER OF MALTA AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CONTACTS
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The Grand Master is elected for life from the Professed Knights by the Council Complete of State. 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 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.