Pope Francis receives the Grand Master in Audience: “Go ahead with courage, you express spirituality through your works”
Pope Francis received the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, in audience today in the Vatican. During the meeting, the Grand Master illustrated the Order of Malta’s main activities in the humanitarian and diplomatic sectors last year.
The number of refugees and displaced persons around the world continues to increase every year. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are now almost 70 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, including over 22 million refugees.
A total of 150 guests coming from Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and the Philippines attended the 2nd Asia-Pacific Summer Youth Camp, organized by Order of Malta Philippines in the picturesque Villa Escudero in Tiaong, in Quezon north of Manila, from 5 to 9 June.
Aquarius Migrants, Order of Malta’s Medical Team on Dattilo: “In their eyes the hope for a better future”
Yesterday morning, Maria Rita Agliozzo and Marika Giustiniani, health professionals with the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps, disembarked from the ship Dattilo in the port of Valencia. Last Tuesday they had embarked on the Coast Guard ship in Pozzallo to assist the 629 migrants arriving from the Libyan coast and saved at sea by the search and rescue operations of the SOS Méditerranée.
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.