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

Year 2015

  • 29/07/2015

    Three months after the earthquake: Nepal needs long-term international aid

    Malteser International provides emergency relief for 33,000 people In the first three months after the severe earthquake which hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, Malteser International, the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency, provided emergency aid for around 33,000 people. In the especially hard-hit districts of Sindhupalchok and Khavre north east of the capital, […]

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  • 09/07/2015

    South Sudan: Malteser International warns of renewed famine

    Millions of people displaced by hunger and violence – humanitarian aid alone is not enough On the fourth anniversary of the independence of South Sudan, Malteser International – the Order of Malta worldwide relief agency – is giving an urgent warning against renewed famine in the country and calling on all those who carry responsibility […]

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  • Monsignor Jean Laffitte


    Pope Francis nominates the new Prelate of the Sovereign Order of Malta

    Pope Francis has today nominated Monsignor Jean Laffitte as the new Prelate of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Born in France, at Oloron-Sainte-Marie in 1952, Monsignor Laffitte graduated in Political Science at the University of Toulouse in 1973. He subsequently read philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and moral theology at […]

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  • 03/07/2015

    A Photography Book Recounting the Order of Malta from 1880 to 1960

    “Ordine di Malta-Ordre de Malte. Fotografie inedite-Photographies inedites 1880-1960” is a book in Italian and French recently brought out by the publishing house Gangemi. It contains two hundred unpublished photographs from the archives of the Grand Magistry and those of the Grand Priories and National Associations, taken between the end of the 19th and the […]

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  • 25/06/2015

    Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing Audience with Pope Francis

    Held on the feastday of St. John the Baptist, the Sovereign Order of Malta’s patron This morning in the Vatican City, Pope Francis received in audience the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing. During the meeting, the Grand Master illustrated to the Pontiff the Order’s work in assisting refugees and […]

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