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


Lieutenant of the Grand Master receives Cardinal Mario Grech

Lieutenant of the Grand Master receives Cardinal Mario Grech

Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, received Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, this morning at the Magistral Palace.

In expressing his sentiments of profound esteem and gratitude for the Cardinal’s closeness to the Order of Malta’s Grand Magistry, Fra’ Marco Luzzago recalled that ‘during the long months of healthcare emergency, you made us reflect on how these tragic circumstances should also help us to rethink our lifestyle, the meaning of existence, the organization of society and relationships. Relationships which, throughout your priestly and pastoral journey – with the numerous offices you have held in many countries of the world – Your Most Reverend Eminence has been able to cultivate by standing beside people, something very dear to you.  The Order of Malta not only shares this view but wants to pursue it with ever renewed vigour’.

The meeting was attended by the Grand Commander, the Grand Chancellor and some members of the Sovereign Council.

Cardinal Mario Grech was admitted to the Order of Malta in 2006. In 2020 he was raised to the rank of Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion.