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

Disease & epidemics


Flags at half-mast on Order of Malta’s Magistral Palace

To commemorate the coronavirus victims, today 31st March, the flags on the Magistral Palace in Rome are flown at half-mast.


Order of Malta: a centuries-old hospitaller tradition facing the Covid-19 challenge

Present on all continents, the Order of Malta has stepped up its efforts in the social-healthcare sector to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Grand Hospitaller, head of the Order of Malta’s humanitarian projects,


Father Gerard: here in South Africa we’re waiting for the tsunami to arrive, we have to act quickly

From Scandinavia to South Africa, from the Americas to Asia “we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm,” Pope Francis said about the coronavirus pandemic on 27th March,

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Order of Malta raises attention on implications of Covid-19 in conflict-zones

Present in many conflict areas, the Order of Malta calls for a joint response to the spreading of Covid-19 in regions where medical systems are already unable to cope even with their present demands.

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Luca Rovati: the coronavirus emergency has taught me people have big hearts

For a month now Luca Rovati, hospitaller of the Order of Malta’s Italian Association and counsellor of its Italian Relief Corps, has been in the frontline combating coronavirus.


COVID-19: Order of Malta Activities Worldwide

With its centuries-old hospitaller tradition, the Sovereign Order of Malta is actively participating in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, both through forms of cooperation

Grand Master news

Grand Master Order of Malta: “Malades and their families in my prayers”

Dear confreres and consoeurs, dear professionals, volunteers and supporters of the Order of Malta around the world

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Coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the rest of the world

The entire world now has to contend with the Covid-19 pandemic, overstretching national health services, as well as every level of social assistance service.


Coronavirus, cancelled the 62nd Pilgrimage to Lourdes and all international conferences

The Grand Magistry decided, with great regret, to cancel the 62nd International Pilgrimage to Lourdes and all the international conferences planned for the coming weeks -