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

Year 2008

  • 21/04/2008

    Benedict XVI’s address to united nations

    Here is the address Benedict XVI gave to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on 19 April. At the end the speech given by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Benedict XVI. * * * Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, As I begin my address to this Assembly, I would like first of all to […]

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  • 18/04/2008

    Over 4000 lives saved in Milot

    With the highest rates of poverty and mother and child mortality in Latin America, Haiti finds support in Milot for its many needy through the Order of Malta’s three American Associations, which support the CRUDEM Foundation there, and its vital ‘Sacré Coeur’ hospital in Milot. With a nutritional centre linked to the hospital, 4,000 young […]

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  • 18/04/2008

    The Order of Malta and Romania: moments of common history

    On 2 June 1247 at Alba Regia in central Hungary, King Bela IV signed an agreement with Rembaldo, Grand Preceptor of the Order of St. John. Known as the ‘Diploma of the Knights of St. John,’ this document is the earliest testimony of a direct link between the Order of St. John and the Romanian […]

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  • 14/04/2008

    The Grand Master receives the diplomatic corps

    Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing’s first official meeting with the diplomatic missions accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta. Numerous ambassadors and members of diplomatic corps wanted to greet the new Grand Master and offer their personal good wishes and those of the countries they represent. The Grand Master met every diplomatic mission individually in […]

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  • 13/04/2008

    Fighting the malarial mosquito

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo one of Malteser International’s projects in fighting malaria is to distribute mosquito nets for the beds of all the mothers who deliver in the Hospital of Ifendula. Currently, this is 200 nets each month. This regular and free distribution of mosquito nets is encouraging pregnant women to go to […]

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  • 11/04/2008

    Fra’matthew Festing in first visit to Pope Benedict XVI

    The recently elected Grand Master of the Order of Malta, His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing, was received this morning in private audience by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. The very cordial occasion marked the first meeting between the new Grand Master and the Pontiff.

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  • 15/03/2008

    The Order of Malta joins Italy in assisting immigrants in Sicily

    The Italian Coastguard and the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps combine forces in a rescue mission for immigrants arriving on the Sicilian coast in Italy. During the mission, which will be in place for six months from April, the Order’s doctors will be on board two of the Coastguard’s boats to provide immediate first […]

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