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



Benedict XVI return to the Father’s House

The Sovereign Order of Malta mourns the passing of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and recalls with deep gratitude his generous support of his works and the service he rendered to the Universal Church. It was 1999 when the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was admitted to the Sovereign Order of Malta with the rank of Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion by Grand Master Fra' Andrew Bertie.


Fra’ Carlo d’Ippolito di Sant’Ippolito, Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice, dies

Fra’ Carlo d'Ippolito di Sant'Ippolito, Grand Commander of the Order of Malta between 2011 and 2014, died in Prato (near Florence) today, the 26th of December, at the age of 89.


2022 Christmas Message – Fra’ John Dunlap, Lieutenant of the Grand Master

The peace of the infant Jesus and the blessings of the Incarnation be with us this Christmas season and throughout the new year!


Lithuania celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations with the Order of Malta

For the 17th consecutive year, the Order of Malta in Lithuania has launched the "Malteser Soup" campaign to raise funds for the elderly and the most vulnerable.


Grand Hospitaller visits Order of Malta’s activities in Germany

The reception of Ukrainian refugees, the power of volunteering, post-flood intervention and hospital assistance are the major leitmotifs of Grand Hospitaller's visit to the Order of Malta’s activities in Germany.


Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein dies in Innsbruck

With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of the Venerable Bailiff Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein, former Grand Commander of the Sovereign Order of Malta. He passed away in Innsbruck, today, 13 December 2022.


Funeral of the Grand Prior of Rome, Fra’ John Edward Critien, in St. Mary on the Aventine

The funeral of Venerable Bailiff Fra' John Edward Critien, Grand Prior of Rome, who died on 3 December at the age of 73, took place this afternoon, in the Church of St. Mary on the Aventine in Rome.


The Lieutenant of the Grand Master meets Albanian President Bajram Begaj

On 2 December, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Albania, the Lieutenant Grand Master, Fra' John Dunlap, had talks in Rome with the Albanian President, Bajram Begaj.


The Order of Malta mourns the passing of Fra’ John Edward Critien

With great sadness, the Grand Magistry announces the passing of Fra’ John Edward Critien. Grand Prior of Rome and former member of the Sovereign Council of the Order of Malta, he died today in the Magistral Palace at the age of 73.