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

Year 2003

  • 17/12/2003

    The Grand Master’s message to the members of the Order

    I am happy to say that this year two knights have taken their perpetual vows and six have taken temporary vows. I cannot emphasise enough how important this is to the future of the Order, as it is the Professed members who are its core. Unfortunately, we have seen the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, […]

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  • 12/12/2003

    Declaration of the Order of Malta at the world summit on the information society

    World leaders met for three days in Geneva this month for the World Summit on the Information Society, set up by the United Nations, to discuss how to bridge the ‘digital divide’ between rich and poor. More than 60 heads of state, officials from 175 countries and another 10,000 representatives from government administrations, media, business […]

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  • 11/11/2003

    Healthcare programmes are stepped up in Angola

    Since the beginning of September, the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) has provided primary heathcare to 165,000 Angolans, including refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees, in Kuando Kubango in the southeast of Angola. Health facilities have been supplied with medicaments and medical equipment. Health workers have been trained and immunisation programmes are being […]

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  • 06/11/2003

    Afghanistan: health centres and schools for the badghis province

    On behalf of the Afghan Interim Government, the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) has expanded its activities in the Badghis province in Western Afghanistan, where the team runs the only hospital and up to ten health centres in four districts of the province. Malteser is training the local staff, administering their salaries, providing […]

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  • 28/10/2003

    Traditional pilgrimage to Loreto

    Pilgrims, medics and paramedics, members and volunteers from the Order’s Italian Delegations took part in the traditional pilgrimage to the shrine of Loreto, in the province of Ancona, central Italy, from 24 to 26 October. The days of celebration began on Via Lucis and ended inside the Sanctuary. The pilgrims participated in the daytime Mass […]

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  • 16/10/2003

    Grand Master in San Francisco celebrates fifty years of the order’s western association

    The Grand Master and members of the Sovereign Council joined the Order’s Western Association in participating in ceremonies to celebrate the Association’s fiftieth anniversary. Events and religious functions commemorated a half-century of charitable activities dedicated to helping the poor and sick. During his visit, Saint John’s University of Minnesota bestowed an honorary law degree on […]

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