Grand Master’s Official Visit to Germany: meetings with President of Germany Steinmeier and President of Bundestag Schäuble
The official visit of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre to Germany continues with a crowded agenda. Yesterday, after a meeting with the Apostolic Nuncio to Berlin, Nikola Eterović, the Grand Master was received in Bellevue Castle by the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto’s visit to Germany started in Duisburg, at the San Raphael hospice for the terminally ill. In this facility, run by the Order of Malta, the Grand Master met two patients in their rooms and was able to appreciate the efforts made by doctors and volunteers to alleviate the suffering and isolation that often accompanies these last years of life
The Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto today embarks on the first Official State Visit of a Grand Master to the Federal Republic of Germany.
Following the success last year, the Order of Malta’s National Day in Italy was repeated on 12 October. In this second edition, members and volunteers were present are 22 Italian squares to illustrate the Order of Malta’s numerous humanitarian and welfare activities in Italy and worldwide with the aim of creating an ever greater network of solidarity.
The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries
photo & video gallery
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.