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

Year 2008

  • Reduction infant mortality


    Reduction of infant mortality

    In Cambodia, Malteser International is engaged in reducing the high rate of infant mortality by improving childbirth services, especially in rural areas. The Order of Malta’s Relief Corps cooperates, in various villages, with TBAs, Traditional Birth Attendants, and MSGs, Mother Support Groups, local organizations that help women before and after birth. Malteser International also organises […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    The visit of his holiness Pope Benedict XVI to France

    Over and above its importance for the Church and its mission, the Holy Father’s visit to France – from 12 to 15 September – will remain an example of the Order of Malta’s capacity for the mobilization of its volunteers, medical staff and all those who ensured its success. To assist the 260,000 people in […]

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  • Order doctors among refugees Georgia


    The Order’s doctors among refugees in Georgia

    The doctors of the Polish Association’s humanitarian mission, present in Georgia since August 14th, are continuing their work in refugee camps in the cities of Tbilisi and Gori. In this latter city a health unit, the only one for some 1700 refugees, has been operational since the outset. Returning from a humanitarian mission in Georgia […]

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  • 18/09/2008

    The Grand Master honorary citizen of Rapallo

    In the council chamber of the Town Hall, the Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing received the keys of the city of Rapallo (province of Genoa) from the hands of the mayor Mentore Campodonico and a copy, handwritten on parchment, of the resolution conferring the honorary citizenship on him. Over a hundred political, civil, […]

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  • Order pilgrimage Assisi


    The Order’s pilgrimage to Assisi

    On 8 September the Church celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary and on this date the Order of Malta held its traditional pilgrimage to Assisi, led by Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing. Mass was celebrated in the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels by Cardinal Pio Laghi and the Order’s chaplains. […]

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  • 06/09/2008

    Official visit of the President of Romania

    A strong, renewed commitment to continue cooperation for the health and wellbeing of the Romanian people. This formal statement concluded the summit between Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing and the President of Romania Traian Basescu. The meeting was held in the Order of Malta’s Magistral Villa during the Romanian Head of State’s three-day visit to […]

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

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