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

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Year 2010

  • 11/12/2010

    Rescuing motorists blocked by the snow

    In northern France, the heavy snowfall on 8 December caused chaos on the roads and thousands of people were blocked in their cars. The railways were also paralysed in many areas. On the evening and night between 8 and 9 December, Ordre de Malte France participated in rescue services for blocked motorists. In the Yvelines […]

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  • 10/12/2010

    The Grand Master’s state visit to Portugal

    On a state visit to Portugal, Fra’ Matthew Festing was received by the President of the Republic, met the nation’s highest political and religious authorities and visited some of the social works of the Order’s Association.  He also signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the Order’s action in Portuguese-speaking countries. Meeting with the President of […]

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  • Assisting Families after the Ecological Disaster

    Last October, an unprecedented disaster struck Hungary. A flood of toxic sludge from an alumina plant engulfed Ajka, a town 160 kilometres southwest of Budapest, killing seven people. After having contaminated the Danube, thousands of people were evacuated and hundreds needed medical treatment for wounds and burns – some very serious – caused by contact […]

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  • 04/12/2010

    Haiti: actions to prevent cholera spread

    Malteser International in Port-au-Prince relief camps as epidemic grows twice as fast as estimated Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta, is currently working round the clock in Haiti in the fight against the spread of cholera. In cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), special relief measures […]

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  • 25/11/2010

    The Order of Malta’s patron Paolo Sardi has been created cardinal

    Pope Benedict XVI held the third ordinary consistory of his pontificate, in which he appointed 24 new cardinals including the papal representative to the Order of Malta, Paolo Sardi, in St. Peter’s Basilica on 20 November. In the same consistory, the Order of Malta’s chaplains Francesco Monterisi, Mauro Piacenza, Gianfranco Ravasi, Paolo Romeo and Donald […]

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  • 22/11/2010

    Irina Bokova director general of Unesco meets with the Order’s Grand Chancellor

    Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), was received by the Grand Chancellor, Jean-Pierre Mazery, at the Order of Malta’s Magistral Villa in Rome on 21 November. At the meeting, talks focused on strengthening cooperation between UNESCO and the Order of Malta in the field of culture and, […]

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