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

Grand Master news

Grand Master news
07/12/2015

Jubilee Opening: 2,500 Order of Malta volunteers on site

There will be almost 2,500 volunteers of the Sovereign Order of Malta active in Rome during the 12 months of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which will open tomorrow, 8 December.

Grand Master news
09/11/2015

First visit of a Grand Master to the Republic of China (Taiwan)

The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing visited Taiwan, where on 5 November he was received by the President of the Republic Ma Ying-jeou on the eve of his historic meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Grand Master news
28/10/2015

Director General United Nations Office in Vienna received by the Grand Master

The Director General of the United Nations Office in Vienna and Executive Director for the office on drugs and crime, Yuri Fedotov, was received yesterday by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

Diplomatic Activities
Grand Master news
27/10/2015

Credentials presented by Kazakhstan

The first Ambassador of Kazakhstan accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta

Diplomatic Activities
Grand Master news
25/06/2015

Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing Audience with Pope Francis

This morning in the Vatican City, Pope Francis received in audience the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing.

Grand Master news
04/05/2015

The Grand Master visits Portugal

The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta went to northern Portugal on 28, 29 and 30 April. In Oporto, Fra’ Matthew Festing was received in the town hall by the city mayor, Rui Moreira.

Grand Master news
22/04/2015

Fra’ Matthew Festing calls for immediate action on Mediterranean migrant crisis

Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing, in acknowledging the work of the Order of Malta’s Italian Emergency Corps (CISOM) so deeply involved in the current migrant crisis off the coast of southern Italy, declared: ‘This shocking loss of life and this callous smuggling must stop.

Diplomatic Activities
Grand Master news
22/04/2015

Credentials presented by Egypt, Italy, Argentine and Paraguay

Credentials of new Ambassadors of Egypt, Italy, Argentine and Paraguay.