A visit of great significance was made last Friday by the Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Bratislava, where Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel first signed a memorandum of understanding with Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic, Andrea Kalavská and then inaugurated the Malteser Aid Slovakia new headquarters.
Photographic exhibition on the Order of Malta refugee camps in Budapest after the fall of the Berlin Wall
The feelings of anxiety and hope experienced in those days of the summer of 1989 are still well imprinted in their memory. And when today, 30 years on, many of the refugees of that time meet in Berlin to remember the camps set up by the Order of Malta’s volunteers in Budapest, which played a large part in the subsequent fall of the Wall, many emotions and images come to life.
Strengthened cooperation beween the Order of Malta and the Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See
An Agreement to intensify the collaboration between the Order of Malta – in particular the department of the Grand Hospitaller – and the Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See was signed this morning in the Vatican.
After ten years of intense and profitable cooperation, Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto today received the farewell visit of Her Excellency Tetiana Izhevska, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Order of Malta and Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Order.
The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries
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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.