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


  • visita de Estado Camerún Grand Master State Visit visite d’État Cameroun Staatsbesuch Kamerun


    The Grand Master’s State Visit to Cameroon

    Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto arrived in Cameroon for a state visit from 16 to 19 July. President Paul Biya received the Grand Master in Unity Palace, Yaoundé on 17 July. In the early morning, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre visited the new apostolic nuncio, Monsignor Mario Murat. In the afternoon, the Grand Master went to the Yaoundé University. Here, during a ceremony, he was awarded a laurea honoris causa in Classics and Philosophy for ‘his work in these fields of study and for his humanitarian commitment’. The significant moment of the Grand Master’s visit was on Wednesday, when he went to a Central African refugee camp run by the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) in east Cameroon on the border with Central Africa, a country where interethnic and interfaith violence has forced over 400,000 persons to flee here.

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  • Castillo Magione Château de la Magione Castello Magione Kastell Magione


    The Grand Master receives Cardinal Bassetti in the Castello di Magione

    The Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre received Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, in the Castello di Magione on 8th June.
    The talks were carried out in an atmosphere of great cordiality and friendship. There were many shared points of view, including those in the recent address by the President of the Italian Episcopal Conference during the “Prayer Vigil for Italy” celebrated on 7th June in the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.
    The focus of the meeting was the importance and value of prayer, as well as some of the Order of Malta’s initiatives in the humanitarian field, such as in Lebanon where its association also has numerous programmes for the elderly, disabled, orphans and refugees. The spiritual aspects that motivate the Order of Malta’s works were also discussed.

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  • 60 pellegrinaggio Lourdes Pilgrimage pèlerinage Lourdes Peregrinación Lourdes Malteserordens nach Lourdes


    The Order of Malta’s 60th Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    Lourdes has received the Order of Malta’s international pilgrimage.
    Among the over 7,500 participants – coming from 45 countries worldwide – were 1,500 sick and disabled pilgrims looked after by some 250 priests and 380 doctors and nurses.

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  • Malteserordens in Litauen presidenta de la República de Lituania Présidente de la République de Lituanie President of Lithuania Presidente della Lituania


    The President of Lithuania received letters of credence from the Order of Malta’s ambassador

    President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from the Ambassador of the Order of Malta, Mag. Manfred L. Ritter Mautner von Markhof. At the meeting, the President and the new Ambassador discussed the Order of Malta’s activities in Lithuania and key support projects. According to the President, Lithuania highly values humanitarian and social assistance provided by the Order of Malta Relief Organization since 1991 as it works in 44 cities and towns of Lithuania, unites over 1.5 thousand volunteers and promotes the principles of volunteering and social responsibility.

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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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