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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

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Letter of Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu to the members of the Order

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

A few days having passed since my nomination as the Holy Father’s Special Delegate to your Order, I wish to offer each of you my cordial greetings. Above all, I convey to you the blessing of the Pope and the assurance that he has the good of the Order at heart, as well as its peace and spiritual renewal. For this he is praying ardently.

From the moment the Holy Father entrusted me with this appointment, I have sought to be close to you in prayer and to deepen my knowledge of your history and presence in the world today. Your witness to charity, which has shone forth since your founding, is truly edifying.

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  • Letter of Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu to the members of the Order

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    A few days having passed since my nomination as the Holy Father’s Special Delegate to your Order, I wish to offer each of you my cordial greetings. Above all, I convey to you the blessing of the Pope and the assurance that he has the good of the Order at heart, as well as its peace and spiritual renewal. For this he is praying ardently.

    From the moment the Holy Father entrusted me with this appointment, I have sought to be close to you in prayer and to deepen my knowledge of your history and presence in the world today. Your witness to charity, which has shone forth since your founding, is truly edifying.

    Read all
  • The government of the Order of Malta to convene the Council Complete of State on 29 April to elect the successor of the Grand Master

    The electing body will meet in the Order’s Magistral Villa in Rome

    On 29 April the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year). Following the resignation of the 79th Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, on 28 January, the government of the Order of Malta – the Sovereign Council – met this morning in Rome, and established the April date.

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  • The Lieutenant ad interim and the Grand Chancellor meet Monsignor Becciu

    Conference with the diplomatic corps this morning on government priorities.

    This morning the Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager with the Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel met the accredited diplomatic corps in the Magistral Villa in Rome to illustrate government priorities after the recent events involving the Order of Malta. Boeselager gave an outline of the matters that have led to the resignation of the Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing on 28 January last. “Our attention is now focussed on our extensive diplomatic network with the aim of further developing our medical and humanitarian programmes,” the Grand Chancellor said to a crowded audience of the Order’s accredited ambassadors and diplomats.

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