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

Year 2009

  • 23/06/2009

    Abruzzo: The Grand Master returns to the quake victims

    The Order’s Italian Ambulance Corps is assisting 600 displaced people in two tent camps On 20 June last, the Order of Malta’s Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, in his second visit after that of 23 April, spent another day with the homeless victims in the two tent camps of S. Felice d’Ocre and Poggio di […]

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  • 19/06/2009

    Assistance to Earthquake Victims from Austria and Germany

    From 20 June to 30 August, seven teams of Order of Malta volunteers from Austria and Germania, coordinated by Malteser International, joined the Order’s Italian Ambulance Corps in offering assistance to the earthquake victims Abruzzo. Immediately after the earthquake that struck Abruzzo on 6 April, with over 300 dead, 1,600 wounded and some 65,000 rendered […]

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  • 19/06/2009

    Historic ties and shared projects: visit of Maltese Mresident George Abela

    An extended and cordial meeting took place yesterday between the Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing and the President of Malta, George Abela. Discussions in this first meeting between the two Heads of State touched on the deep historical and cultural ties which bind the Order and the Maltese Republic, and on a possible medical and […]

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  • 08/06/2009

    The Order of Malta chapter general

    The Chapter General of the Sovereign Order of Malta, called every five years, took place in Rome today, under the chairmanship of His Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master of the Order. Sixty representatives were present: the members of the Government, the Grand Priors, the Regent of Subpriories, and the elected presidents of the […]

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  • 08/06/2009

    Archbishop Paolo Sardi Pro-Patron of the Order of Malta

    Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Paolo Sardi pro-patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Italian, Vice Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church, since 1996 Archbishop Sardi has been Apostolic Nuncio with special responsibilities. He succeeds Cardinal Pio Laghi who died in January. Born 1 September 1934 in Ricaldone, province of Alessandria, diocese of Aqui, […]

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