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



The Grand Master’s message to all members of the Order

I wish all members of the Order a very happy Christmas and serene New Year. The past year has not been too peaceful, and we have seen some dramatic and…


Day of prayer for the feast of the immaculate conception

His Most Eminent Highness, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, has proclaimed that December 8th, 2001, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, shall be a day of prayer for peace in the world…


Aid to the population of Belize after the hurricane of 8th october

After hurricane Iris struck Belize on Monday Oct. 8th an humanitarian relief operation has been organized as a joint effort led by SMOM Ambassador to Belize, Thomas F. Carney, Jr.,…


The diplomacy of the Order of Malta intervene in favour of the hospital

The dramatic situation of the Order’s Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem has driven the Order of Malta diplomacy into action. On request of the Association des OEuvres Hospitalières Françaises de…


The hospital is still under fire

During the night of 25 October, three Israeli shells landed on the grounds of the Order of Malta Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine. One of them landed at the…


The Order of Malta hospital in Bethlehem suffered major damages from the last days battle

During the early afternoon of the 24 October, an Israeli tank stopped at the intersection in front of the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine, turned is tower towards the…


Joint statement issued in the aftermath of the tragic events of 11 september 2001

The Alliance Orders of St. John together with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta issued the following statement during their meeting at The Hague, Netherland, on October, 12th 2001 in…


The Order of Malta is preparing help for Afghanistan refugees

Today the ECOM President, Mr. de Cock de Rameyen, in coordination with the Grand Hospitaller of SMOM, Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, has decided to prepare possible relief actions for Afghanistan-refugees….


Message of solidarity of the Grand aster to the President of United States, George W. Bush

Charged by His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie, the Grand Chancellor, Carlo Marullo di Condojanni, has sent today to the Ambassador of the United…