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


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    Maciej Heydel presented his credentials as the first ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Germany

    On 8th January 2018, in the official residence of the President of the German Federal Republic, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Maciej Heydel presented his credentials as the first ambassador of the of the Order of  Malta in Germany. This act, following the establishment of diplomatic relations in November 2017, marks a new phase in the already excellent relations between the German Federal Republic and the Order.

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  • 24/11/2017

    Order of Malta participates worldwide in 1st ‘World Day of the Poor’

    November 19, 2017 marked the first #WorldDayofthePoor, a wonderful initiative to remember to help those most vulnerable in society. For over 900 years it has been the Order of Malta’s mission to uphold human dignity and care for people in need. Take a look at some photos of the Order’s activities assisting the poor around the world.

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  • Cardinal José Saraiva Martins Cardenal José Saraiva Martins


    Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto received Cardinal José Saraiva Martins

    Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta received His Eminence Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

    During the cordial meeting at the Magistral Palace in Rome on October 12, there were numerous memories of the times spent at the Pontifical Urbanian University. The Cardinal was the Rector at this prestigious university, while the Lieutenant of the Grand Master held several academic roles.

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  • Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Egypt Mario Carotenuto received in audience by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II


    Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Egypt Mario Carotenuto received in audience by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

    His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, spiritual leader of 20 million Copts, received in audience the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Egypt Mario Carotenuto, on the occasion of the Blessed Gerard holiday.

    During the audience, the Ambassador brought greetings from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto and presented to His Holiness the humanitarian, hospitaller and social activities promoted by the Order in Egypt and around the world. Pope Tawadros expressed his feelings of vivid appreciation, encouragement and wishes.

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  • Ordine di Malta e la Russia Malteserorden & Russland Ordre de Malte et la Russie Orden de Malta y Rusia Order of Malta and Russia


    Art exhibit celebrates relationship between Order of Malta and Russia

    To celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Sovereign Order of Malta, an art exhibit titled “L’icona russa: Preghiera e Misericordia”, opened yesterday in Rome. The exhibition will be open from October 10 – December 3, 2017 at the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi, showcasing two centuries of Russian religious art.

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  • hambruna en Sudán del SurMalteser International Südsudan Malteser International Sud Soudan Malteser International Sudan del Sud Malteser International South Sudan Malteser International Sudán del sur


    Malteser International assists regions affected by drought and famine in South Sudan

    There are two camps for internally displaced people near Wau in South Sudan, a region currently affected by severe drought, bringing famine to an estimated 24 million people. This situation has been made worse by internal conflict and instability, which has forced tens of thousands of people to seek safety in camps and settlements. Malteser International carries out projects to help these communities by providing meals at schools and camps and by building pumps to supply water.

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  • Message du Lieutenant de Grand Maître Videonachricht des Statthalters des Großmeisters Mensaje de Lugarteniente del Gran Maestre de la Orden de Malta


    Message from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta

    Dear members of the Order, it is an honour for me to address you as Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

    I feel blessed to have been elected for one year as the sovereign head and religious superior of the Order of Malta, an institution that, even during the most challenging times in its long history – has never failed to honour its Catholic faith and its core mission to help the sick and those in need.

    My dedication to promoting the spiritual dimension of our 900-year-old Order will be relentless and profound. One of my main tasks will be to work to refine our Constitution. Consultations to address institutional issues have already started.

    The Order of Malta has grown beyond all expectations in the last decades, in particular under the last two Grand Masters and we are grateful to them for this.

    But this growth also comes with much greater responsibility. And therefore we need to amend some of our rules and regulations and strengthen the governance aligning them with current needs, and with the role and dimension of the Order. All these reforms will take place without any change to the charisma and ideals of the Order.

    I take this opportunity to affirm, too, my strong commitment and total dedication to advancing and developing the important actions that the Order of Malta carries out – through our many associations, relief and volunteer corps and embassies – in 120 countries, some coping with the effect on local populations of violence, poverty and natural disasters.

    We live in era of unrest and uncertainty. Humanitarian emergencies – causing displacement and an ever-increasing number of refugees – are tragically proliferating around us. The demands of those in dire need of food and medical assistance, and social and spiritual support, are increasing and it is our duty to help them.

    With deep gratitude, I thank the Order’s members, volunteers, doctors, nurses and rescuers. All around the world, with unremitting passion and dedication, you testify to our hospitaller mission. I ask the interception of our Lady of Philermo and the help of your prayers and your commitment to sustain me during my mandate.

    May the Lord watch over you and our beloved Order.

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

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