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



Credentials presented by Poland, Chile, Thailand and Ukraine

The Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ John T. Dunlap, received in audience in the Magistral Villa for the presentation of their Letters of Credence, the new Ambassadors of: Poland, Chile, Thailand and Ukraine.


Romanian Royal Family received in Magistral Palace

The Sovereign Order of Malta’s Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra' John T. Dunlap, received the Romanian royal family, Her Highness Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, and His Highness Prince Radu, today in the Magistral Palace.


Visit of Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Magistral Villa

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Riccardo Paternò di Montecupo, today received Miltiadis Varvitiotis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, delegate for European Affairs, in the Magistral Villa in Rome.


Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi Baliff of Order of Malta

This morning, in the presence of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra' John T. Dunlap, the celebration took place for the admission of Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, to the Order of Malta with the dignity and rank of Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion.


Pilgrimage to Loreto with the sick

With the blessing of the Virgin of Loreto the traditional pilgrimage of the Order of Malta’s three Italian Grand Priories to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto ended on Sunday 30 October. The first after the pandemic.


Order of Malta Austria’s Pilgrimage to Rome

From 22 to 29 October a crowded programme of prayer and cultural visits awaited the group of over 400 pilgrims from all over Austria arriving in the Eternal City.


Grand Chancellor meets Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ararat Mirzoyan, was received on 25 October at the Magistral Palace by Grand Chancellor Riccardo Paterno' of Montecupo and Grand Hospitaller Fra' Alessandro de Franciscis.


Association Presidents meeting in Krakow

The meeting of the presidents of the Order of Malta’s national associations was held in Krakow, Poland, from 19 to 22 October. Riccardo Paternò di Montecupo, Grand Chancellor, Fra' Alessandro de Franciscis, Grand Hospitaller and Fabrizio Colonna di Paliano, Receiver of the Common Treasure also participated.


Order of Malta’s Asia Pacific conferences start again from Thailand

After three years of forced interruption caused by the pandemic, the Order of Malta’s 11th Asia Pacific Conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 to 16 October.