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

Social assistance


Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in a German Refugee Camp

Last Friday, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony rang out in one of the 127 refugee camps the Order of Malta runs in Germany.


Preparations for the International Summer Camp for the Disabled Youth in Full Swing

Preparations for the 33rd International Summer camp of the Order of Malta for Disabled Youth - taking place in Poland from 13 to 20 August .


Order of Malta’s Grand Commander Visits Soup Kitchen in Pompeii

Grand Commander Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann Von Rumerstein visited the Shrine of Pompeii and met with Archbishop Tommaso Caputo, Pontifical Delegate of the Shrine and Fra’ Luigi Naselli di Gela, the Grand Prior of Naples and Sicily of the Order of Malta.

Grand Master news

7000 in Lourdes for the Order of Malta’s 58th International Pilgrimage

The Order of Malta’s 58th international pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes has now ended.

Diplomatic Activities

The Grand Chancellor in Official Visit to Belarus

The Grand Chancellor visited Belarus on 25-26 April, received by the Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.


The Order’s Lithuanian relief service launches project for WW2 heroes

A new project, ‘Courage among nations,’ spotlights care for the elderly in Lithuania – a group who rescued Jews in danger during WW2.

Grand Master news

The Grand Master’s Meetings and Visits in Honduras

The National Autonomous University of Honduras has more than 80,000 students. The Grand Master was received in its Tegucigalpa headquarters by the Rector Julieta Castellanos and by the board of governors with whom he discussed the possibility of creating links, and especially to offer the students new opportunities for growth by serving the community.

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Latest interventions

The Grand Master inaugurates a new soup kitchen in Madrid

Fra’ Matthew Festing inaugurated the new welfare initiative of the Order of Malta’s Spanish Association on 10 December, during his official visit to Spain.

Latest interventions

“Maltesers Soup” Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary this Year

A special anniversary for the “Malteser Soup” campaign, organized by the Order of Malta’s Lithuanian Association.