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

Year 2002

  • 13/04/2002

    Will babies still be born in Bethlehem?

    Over recent days, the dramatic situation in Palestine has focused media attention on the Holy Family Maternity Hospital in Bethlehem. This establishment, managed by the Order of Malta, is modern, well equipped and includes a neonatal unit. It is the only institution in the region. It is also the only place that offers expectant mothers […]

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  • 07/04/2002

    Violent conflicts around the hospital in Bethlehem

    In the early hours of Tuesday 2nd April Bethlehem was once more the theatre of violent conflicts. There was a gun battle in the center of town from 4 AM till 7 PM on Tuesday. The whole area has been put under curfew. Nobody can circulate, not even ambulances. Many patients in labour telephoned the […]

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  • 04/04/2002

    Official visit by Czech President Václav Havel

    The Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, will receive an official visit from the President of the Czech Republic on April 6. The meeting will take place at Palazzo Magistrale, Via Condotti 68, Rome. The visit will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a private meeting between the two […]

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  • 13/03/2002

    Bullets hit Bethlehem hospital again

    Another terrible night at the Order of Malta’s Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine, which was also hit last October 25. An eye-witness account: Towards 1:00 a.m. on 13 March, Israeli tanks stopped at the Beit Jala crossroads, about 50 metres from the main entrance, and opened heavy artillery fire towards the hospital. Aiming high, […]

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  • 10/03/2002

    Official visit to Romania by the Order’s Grand Master

    The Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, will go to Romania on Sunday, March 10, for an official five-day visit, which will culminate in a meeting with Romanian President Ion Iliescu, on March 11th. The Order’s delegation consists of Count Jacques De Liedekerke, Grand Chancellor; Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, […]

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  • 25/02/2002

    The icon of Panaghia tes Phileremou

    For the first time an Italian scholar, Giovannella Bertè Ferraris di Celle, has been allowed to closely observe and photograph the original icon of the Madonna of Fileremo recently found in Montenegro. This scholar has just published a volume entitled “The icon of Panaghia tes Phileremou” on this famous image, about whose real aspect very […]

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  • 08/02/2002

    The Spanish version of this site is now available online

    We would like to announce that the Spanish version of the Order of Malta’s website is available as of today. The translation of the text was coordinated by the Communications Delegation of the Spanish Association. The French version of the site will be available shortly.

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