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

Order of Malta

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  • 16/06/2017

    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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  • 11/05/2017

    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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  • 09/05/2017

    The Order of Malta’s 59th International Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The Order of Malta’s 59th international pilgrimage to Lourdes from 5th to 9th May had nearly 4,500 dames, knights, chaplains, doctors and volunteers participate, assisting over 1,500 sick and disabled pilgrims. It was also the first official commitment of the newly elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto.

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  • 01/03/2017

    #MakeLentCount: fast, donate and help children in South Sudan

    Malteser International now provides 2000 pupils in Juba with a warm and healthy meal at school every day – helping to fight malnutrition, and ensure that the children can continue their education. However, we need your support to keep this project going: a donation of just five euros can provide a child with a hot meal every day for a whole month. Help us to #MakeLentCount!

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  • 28/02/2017

    Helping families affected by forest fires in Chile

    The Chilean Association of the Order of Malta and its humanitarian foundation (Fundación Auxilio Maltés), have organised an operation to provide aid to the affected families and have also sent trucks distributing 1.800 bales of animal feed to the local community.

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