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

Year 2011

  • 18/07/2011

    The Grand Master at the funeral of Otto von Habsburg

    Bailiff of the Order of Malta and former European Parliament member, his father was the last emperor of Austria and king of Hungary All Vienna came to a halt for the funeral of Archduke Otto von Habsburg – eldest son of Blessed Charles, last emperor of Austria and king of Hungary – who died at […]

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  • 12/07/2011

    Haiti: Cholera Treatment Unit at capacity

    Major threat of cholera as rainy season increases cases The Order of Malta’s new Cholera Treatment Unit, which opened in Darbonne 35km from Port-au-Prince at the end of March, is already being put to the test. In what is now both the rainy season and hurricane season in Haiti, cholera presents once more a major […]

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  • 26/06/2011

    Three years after cyclone Nargis

    Extensive reconstruction programme in Myanmar reaches completion Cyclone Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar (Burma) on 2nd May, 2008, with winds of up to 190 kilometers per hour.  Severe destruction and devastation was caused and 140,000 people were killed or are still considered to be missing.  The Order of Malta’s aid and reconstruction programme, […]

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  • 25/06/2011

    Benedict XVI receives the Grand Master in audience

    His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI received in audience at the Vatican, Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, accompanied by the members of the Sovereign Council. Following a long-established tradition, the audience was held on the occasion of the feast of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the Order of Malta. […]

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  • 19/06/2011

    The Grand Master meets the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

    The Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing. Discussed during the long and cordial meeting were the Order’s programmes in acute humanitarian emergencies and the progress of recent initiatives in the African continent with particular reference to Sudan and Congo. Satisfaction was also expressed for […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    Lab technicians where healthcare needs are greatest

    Ten students celebrated their graduation having completed a two-year course in Medical Laboratory Studies at the Order of Malta’s laboratory training school in Rumbek, Lakes State. At the ceremony the Governor of Lakes State expressed his gratitude for the work of Malteser International, the worldwide relief service of the Order of Malta, in this area […]

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  • 14/06/2011

    Grand Prior of England, HE Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, RIP

    The death has occurred in Edinburgh of the Grand Prior of England, HE Fra’ Fredrick Crichton-Stuart, after a long illness. The Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing, together with the Sovereign Council and the members of the Order around the world offer their condolences to his family and his many friends. May he rest in peace. […]

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