Special edition Newsletter: Celebrating 900 years since the Order of Malta's official recognition.
- St. Peter's Basilica, 9th February 2013 -
Pope Benedict: 'Your valuable work is a living testimony to the Gospel'

The culminating moment at the end of the solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, celebrated by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, was the address by Pope Benedict XVI to more than 5,000 members and volunteers of the Order of Malta from five continents. More
Plenary Indulgence:

On this important anniversary Pope Benedict XVI granted a Plenary Indulgence to all Order of Malta members and volunteers who took part in the liturgical celebrations, as well as those unable to attend. This was announced by Cardinal Bertone during the solemn mass on 9th February.
Pie Postulatio Voluntatis: 

This document set the legal base for the Order of St. John, and was a fundamental element in its development. It is this Solemn Priviledge that officially recognised the monastic community of the Hospitallers of St. John, and gave it its sovereign and independent status. More

Click here to read a translation of Pie Postulatio Voluntatis

International Working Conference:

The objectives of the Conference were to mark the many works and projects carried out by the Order in the 120 countries where it has a presence, and to define the next steps in its humanitarian,  spiritual, diplomatic and communications development. More

The Magistral Post Office of the Order of Malta issued two stamps commemorating the 900th anniversary. They depict the seal of Pope Paschal II and the Magistral Villa of the Order.

Commemorative medal issued by the Grand Magistry to mark the celebrations, with the cross of the Order of Malta and seal of Pope Paschal on one side, and Jerusalem and the Magistral Villa on the other.
Click on the below links to read the:

Address of Pope Benedict XVI to participants

Homily of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Speech of the Grand Master to participants
Watch the mass, celebrated by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, in full on French network KTO
Click here to watch BBC report
Click here for Daily Telegraph report
Click here for the Associated Press interview with the Grand Master
Click here to watch Jewish News One report
Click here to listen to Vatican Radio report
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