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



Ecom refugee aid after the volcano eruption in Congo

After the heavy eruption of the volcano Nyiragongo which lies some 10 kilometres north of Goma in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ECOM (the Emergency…


The Grand Master receives the accredited diplomatic corps in a solemn audience.

In the church designed by Giovan Battista Piranesi di Villa Malta in Aventino, the Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Andrew Bertie received the Diplomatic Corps accredited with the order of…


Jacques De Liedekerke appointed pro- Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Count Jacques de Liedekerke took over the office of Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta from Count Carlo Marullo di Condojanni, Prince of Casalnuovo, beginning 1st January 2002. Count…


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…