April 2014 newsletter
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Sovereign Order of Malta
Canonisation scene
Sovereign Order of Malta participates in the canonisation of
John XXIII and John-Paul II: photo gallery
Grand Master attends canonisation
Fra' Matthew Festing participates in the canonisation celebrations

Some 90 official delegations including that of the Sovereign Order of Malta participated in the historical event held in St. Peter's Square. The Grand Master greeted and thanked Pope Francis at the end of the ceremony, and visited the volunteers of the Order on first-aid dutyMore
Rwandan genocide
Rwandan genocide: "Our duty to remember victims and survivors"

The first teams of the Order of Malta arrived in Byumba, northern Rwanda, shortly after the beginning of the massacre, medical emergency relief was provided over five months to about 30,000 internally displaced persons in three different camps. More
The Grand Master receives the President of Honduras

The Order of Malta's works in Central America and their future development were at the centre of talks between President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado and Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing. More
South Africa
The Grand Master in South Africa

The Order of Malta’s relief organisation in South Africa, the “Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard”, has been operating in Mandeni, 100 km north of Durban, since 1992. Active in numerous sectors, the main mission of the organisation remains treating and assisting HIV/AIDS patients. More
President of Liberia
Official visit of the President of Liberia to the Sovereign Order of Malta

Liberian President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was received by the Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing in the Magistral Palace. In her speech the President thanked the Sovereign Order of Malta for its much valued medical and social care support for her country. More
Roma and Sinti
International Day for Roma and Sinti

Numbering between 10-12 million the Roma are the largest minority in Europe. The Order of Malta is committed to projects supporting the Roma, in particular regarding their integration with society. More
Syrian baby
Syria: three new mobile health stations deployed near Aleppo

As the Syrian civil war enters into its third year, Malteser International – the Sovereign Order of Malta worldwide relief agency - is intensifying its medical relief efforts for refugees. More
Cooperation Agreement
Cooperation Agreement renewed between Italy and the Sovereign Order of Malta

This accord for the Order of Malta's Italian Military Corps, signed by the Italian Minister for Defence Mario Mauro and the Grand Chancellor Jean-Pierre Mazery, involves “first-aid activities during wars, natural disasters, emergencies and in humanitarian peacekeeping missions". The Corps was founded in 1877. More
World Water Day
World Water Day: improved conditions in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the lack of sanitation and clean water leads to serious health problems and is a major contributing factor to poverty. The Order of Malta has managed a water, sanitation and hygiene project since 2011. More
Rhodes seminar
International Strategic Seminar in Rhodes

Led by the Grand Master, the five-yearly conference brought together the Order of Malta’s government, leaders of national associations, diplomats, members and directors of volunteer corps to discuss future strategies and the challenges to be faced. More
Order of Malta volunteers
The commitment of 400 Order of Malta volunteers who provided first-aid, night and day, during the canonisation celebrations. More
Rwanda gallery
View archive images of the Order of Malta intervention in Rwanda
Visitors Centre
New Visitors Centre opens at the Magistral Palace, the Order of Malta seat in Rome. Open mornings from Thursday-Saturday, Via delle Carrozze 79.
The Magistral Post Office of the Sovereign Order of Malta has issued a postcard illustrated with the heads of Pope Roncalli and Pope Wojtyla on the occasion of their canonisation.
The Independent
Read Evgeny Lebedev's interview with Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing in The Independent
London soup kitchen
Video: interview with the homeless at the Order of Malta soup kitchen in London, click and scroll down to watch
Hungary stamp
Stamp celebrating 25th anniversary of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. More
Rhodes seminar gallery
Photo gallery: Sovereign Order of Malta International Strategic Seminar in Rhodes
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