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



St. Peter’s Square “More work for the Order of Malta’s First-Aid Post”.

Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected over the coming weeks Ninety-two volunteers – doctors, nurses and paramedics – who for over 35 years have been daily assisting the numerous…


The Order of Malta receives the Reverend Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land

The Custos of the Holy Land, the Reverend Pierbattista Pizzaballa, was received yesterday in the Magistral Palace. He was greeted by Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing who conferred on the…


Malta’s Postal Service commemorates the 900 years since Pope Paschal II’s bull

A special stamp commemorates the 900th anniversary of Pope Paschal II’s Bull. It was issued on 15 February last by the Maltese Republic’s postal service to celebrate this significant event…


State Visit of the Romanian President Traian Basescu to the Order of Malta

On 15 February the President of Romania Traian Basescu was received by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Magistral Villa in Rome. The…


Pope Benedict addresses the members of the Order: ‘Your valuable work is a living testimony to the Gospel’

The culminating moment at the end of the solemn Mass in St.Peter’s Basilica, celebrated by the Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone for the 900th anniversary since the granting of…


Inauguration of the Order of Malta’s international conference

Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master: ‘We seize this opportunity to share experiences and to learn from each other.’ The International Conference of the Order of Malta opened today in Rome,…


Celebrations for the 900th Anniversary of Pope Paschal II’s Bull presented to the press

Over 5,000 members and volunteers are expected.  Saturday the meeting with the Pope Tomorrow the Sovereign Order of Malta’s week of celebrations starts in Rome for the 900th anniversary of Pope…


Syria Crisis: Plight of refugees intensifies

Order of Malta scales up aid in the region As the crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries intensifies and the numbers of refugees and displaced continues to rise, Malteser…


Humanitarian cooperaton Between the OAS and the Order of Malta on show in Washington

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Sovereign Order of Malta have organized a photographic exhibition entitled From Our Hearts to the Americas, promoting the humanitarian work carried out…