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



Official visit by Czech President Václav Havel

The Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, will receive an official visit from the President of the Czech Republic on April 6. The…


Bullets hit Bethlehem hospital again

Another terrible night at the Order of Malta’s Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine, which was also hit last October 25. An eye-witness account: Towards 1:00 a.m. on 13 March,…


Official visit to Romania by the Order’s Grand Master

The Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, will go to Romania on Sunday, March 10, for an official five-day visit, which will culminate in…


Help for Kabul from the association of Italian Nnights of the Sovereign Order of Malta

A mission representing Rome’s Grand Priory of the Sovereign Order of Malta is leaving today for Kabul to bring relief to the thousands of children in the Afghan capital’s orphanage,…


The icon of Panaghia tes Phileremou

For the first time an Italian scholar, Giovannella Bertè Ferraris di Celle, has been allowed to closely observe and photograph the original icon of the Madonna of Fileremo recently found…


The Spanish version of this site is now available online

We would like to announce that the Spanish version of the Order of Malta’s website is available as of today. The translation of the text was coordinated by the Communications…


Ecom distributes basic necessities to the population in Goma

Dr. Adolf Diefenhardt, Regional Director Africa Programmes, and Dr. Alfred Kinzelbach, Regional Medical Coordinator Great Lakes Region, both Malteser Germany, are in Goma in order to prepare and organize the…


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…