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

Year 2009

  • 11/09/2009

    Burkina Faso: prompt assistance after the floods

    Alerted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Foreign Ministry, the Order of Malta has promptly intervened after the torrential rain lashing Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, since the beginning of September caused several deaths and left 150 thousand people homeless. As a first step, the Order’s ambulance, permanently present in the city, […]

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  • 10/09/2009

    Enhancing the Ambulance Service

    The enhancement of the ambulance service in Timor-Leste, seriously cut back during the civil strife that plagued the country in recent years, is now underway. The first courses for 35 nurses and for drivers specialized in emergencies who will manage the ambulance services started last July in Dili. The courses are promoted by the Order […]

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  • 09/09/2009

    The Order’s pilgrimage to Assisi

    On the day in which the Church celebrates the brith of the Virgin Mary, hundreds of the Order of Malta’s members from all over Italy participated with Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing in the traditional pilgrimage to the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. As customary, the celebrations for 8 September started with […]

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  • 09/09/2009

    Blankets and Food for the Winter

    Blankets, heavy jackets and foodstuffs to cope with the extremely cold winters in an area of Peru that can reach artic temperatures. The Order of Malta’s Peruvian Association has mobilized its volunteer corps Malteser Peru to set up an emergency relief programme. Last July, with Malteser International, the association distributed basic necessities to several villages […]

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  • 22/07/2009

    The Italian coast guards awarded the Order’s gold medal

    During the celebrations for the 144th anniversary of the Italian Harbour Office – Coast Guard Corps, on 20 July last, the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta Jean-Pierre Mazery conferred the gold medal with swords al Merito Melitense on the corps’ flag. The citation accompanying the decoration that the Order of Malta’s Grand Master […]

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  • 11/07/2009

    The Grand Master inaugurates the monument to Fra’ Andrew Bertie on Malta

    On 30 June in Malta, amid great emotion, Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing unveiled a plaque in memory of his predecessor Fra’ Andrew Bertie. The ceremony, in Casa Lanfreducci, seat of the Maltese Association, was attended by over a hundred people, including members, volunteers, friends and supporters of the Order on the island. It was […]

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  • 03/07/2009

    The Grand Master in Budapest 20 years after the fall of the iron curtain

    Last Saturday, on the invitation of the Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom, Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing participated in the celebrations for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain in Budapest. Heads of State present included the German Horst Koehler, the Austrian Heinz Fischer and the Finnish Tarja Kaarina Halonen, together with other […]

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  • 25/06/2009

    The Pope receives the Grand Master in the Vatican

    The Order of Malta’s Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing had a long private conversation with Pope Benedict XVI, who received him this morning in the Vatican the day after the feast of the Order’s patron saint John the Baptist on 24 June. The topics discussed during the meeting included the Order’s spiritual, humanitarian and diplomatic […]

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