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

Year 2012

  • 06/07/2012

    Artistic treasures of the Order of Malta on exhibition at the Kremlin Museum

    On the 5th July the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, inaugurated an exhibition in the rooms of the Kremlin Museum in Moscow – together with the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinskiy, and the director of the museum, Yurevna Gagarina – entitled: Treasures of the Order of […]

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  • 05/07/2012

    The Order of Malta provides critical medical aid for refugees

    First aid and ambulance services are the focus of the Order of Malta’s emergency relief project in the north of Burkina Faso where over 65,000 Malian refugees have fled following political crisis in their country. Refugees have arrived in areas experiencing food shortages following periods of drought, poor harvests and sharply rising grain prices. This […]

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  • 28/06/2012

    100 new homes mark fresh beginning for devastated community

    In December 2011 severe tropical storm “Washi” devastated Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines. After some months of work the Order of Malta, with the Diocese of Iligan on Mindanao, has handed over 100 temporary houses to families deeply affected by the disaster. In building these homes the Order of Malta’s Philippines Association […]

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  • 25/06/2012

    Benedict XVI receives Fra’ Matthew Festing in audience

    His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today received in audience Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The meeting took place in the Vatican, on the occasion of the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Order of Malta. After the very cordial meeting, the Grand Master, […]

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  • 15/06/2012

    The Grand Master among the earthquake victims in Emilia Romagna

    “Welcome Big Chief”. These words – written in pencil – greeted Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing upon his arrival in Bomporto, in the province of Modena, struck by the earthquakes of 20 and 29 May. The volunteers of the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps (CISOM), have installed and are managing a camp on the […]

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    Credentials presented by San Marino and Côte-d’Ivoire

    The Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, received today in audience in the Magistral Palace for the presentation of their Letters of Credence, the new Ambassadors of: –     San Marino, H.E.  Giuliano BIANCHI di CASTELBIANCO –     Côte-d’Ivoire, H.E. Joseph TEBAH-KLAH.

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  • 06/06/2012

    Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Sovereign Order of Malta formally established

    A bilateral meeting between the Republic of Cyprus and the Sovereign Order of Malta has taken place. On this occasion, the protocol that establishes the opening of diplomatic relations was signed. Mrs Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Republic of Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, signed the agreement […]

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  • 31/05/2012

    Fighting malaria and tuberculosis on the Thai-Myanmar border

    For over 17 years the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, Malteser International, has been responsible for health care in two refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border with more than 35,000 inhabitants. The refugees are fully dependent on international support for shelter, food, education, water and health services while income opportunities […]

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