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
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.
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
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.