This website uses technical and assimilated cookies as well as user-profiling third party cookies in a grouped format to simplify online navigation and to protect the use of services. To find out more or to refuse consent to the use of one or any of the cookies, click here. Closing this banner, browsing this page or clicking on anything will be taken as consent to the use of cookies.

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

News

Newly appointed Cardinal Patronus celebrates first Mass for the Order of Malta at the San Giovanni Hospital, Rome

Rome, 02/12/2014 


His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke today celebrated his first Mass for the Order of Malta in the Order’s San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Rome. He was greeted warmly by the Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, together with members of the Sovereign Council, the Grand Prior of Rome Fra’ Giacomo della Torre and members of the Grand Priory, who gathered with hospital patients and staff to welcome the cardinal to celebrate his first Mass for the Order.

Cardinal Burke expressed his pleasure at being able to greet so many of the Order family and to see at first hand the Hospital, which specialises in treating patients recovering from a coma – ‘il Repartino’ is well known throughout Italy and there is always a waiting list of patients. ‘The Sovereign Order of Malta has a fine tradition which combines its two missions of ‘tuitio fidei, obsequium pauperum’ (bearing witness to the faith and caring for those in need). Its activities today affect and support people in many countries of the world. Your inspiration, which is the deepest Christian faith, both sustains you and informs your work.’

‘This special Mass was a happy and significant occasion for the Order family and we warmly welcome our new Cardinal Patronus,’ said Fra’ Matthew Festing.

newly appointed cardinal patronus celebrates first mass for the order of malta at the san giovanni hospital rome

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

Magistral Palace, Via Condotti, 68 Rome - Italy

Tel. +39.06.67581.1 | [email protected]