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


State visit of Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre to Bulgaria

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The State visit of Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre to Bulgaria  starts today. Tomorrow he will be received by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev. During the visit, which will end on Friday 13 December, there will be numerous institutional meetings with high representatives of the Orthodox and Catholic Church. On the agenda is also a meeting with the Grand Mufti of Islam in Bulgaria, Mustafa Hadzhi.

The Grand Master will be accompanied by the Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager and the Grand Hospitaller Dominque de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel. During the visit, the Order of Malta’s delegation will visit hospitals supported by the Order of Malta’s Embassy in Sofia, established in 1994, and will donate medical equipment to two hospitals in the country.

Over the last decade, the Order of Malta in Bulgaria has made numerous donations to schools, orphanages and institutions for the elderly and disabled.