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  • 18/01/2023

    Award for Bolivia Education Foundation

    On November 25, 2022, Willem Langelaan (Knight of Magistral Grace) and the Bolivia Education Foundation received a recognition award for their work in Colchapirhua, a suburb of Cochabamba, Bolivia’s fourth largest city. The award was presented by the Mayor of Colchapirhua, José Nelson Gallinate Torrico. The Bolivia Education Foundation supports the education and health of […]

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  • 17/09/2022

    September 2022 Canadian Investiture

      On Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Canadian Association celebrated an Investiture in St. Patrick’s Basilica, Ottawa.  Two new members were invested as knights of Magistral Grace: Charles Cloutier of Montréal, Québec, and David MacGillivray of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Mass was presided by the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme-Mont-Laurier, Chief Chaplain of […]

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  • 03/09/2022

    The Order of Malta’s new Constitutional Charter and Code

      Today Pope Francis promulgated the new Constitutional Charter and Code of the Order of Malta and appointed a provisional Sovereign Council. The Constitutional Charter and Code, the texts of which are available in Italian here, enter into force today. With the oath taken this afternoon in the Magistral Palace during the Sovereign Council in […]

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  • 24/06/2022

    The Order of Malta celebrates St John the Baptist around the world

      In accordance with tradition, the Order of Malta celebrated its patron saint. The feast of St John the Baptist was honoured by the Order of Malta’s Grand Priories, National Associations, Embassies and Relief Corps on five continents. In Rome, in the Basilica of Saints Boniface and Alexis, the Lieutenant Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap, […]

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  • 23/06/2022

    The Lieutenant of the Grand Master in audience with Pope Francis

      The Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ John Dunlap, was received in audience this morning in the Vatican by Pope Francis. The meeting – following the tradition – took place on the eve of the feast of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the Order of Malta. […]

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  • 14/06/2022

    The Lieutenant of the Grand Master has taken his oath

      Late this morning, in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventino in Rome, the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John T. Dunlap took the solemn oath, thus entering into the fullness of his powers. Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of Pope Francis to the Order of Malta, and members of the […]

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  • 14/06/2022

    Funeral of Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of the Grand Master

      Intense emotion and great participation for the solemn funeral of Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, held today in Rome in the Basilica of Santi Bonifacio e Alessio at the Aventine. Escorted by the knights and dames of the Order of Malta, the picket of the […]

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  • 13/06/2022

    Fra’ John T. Dunlap is the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master

      Fra’ John T. Dunlap, member of the Sovereign Council, was appointed this morning by Pope Francis Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Fra’ John T. Dunlap succeeds Fra’ Marco Luzzago who passed away on 7 June last. In his letter of appointment, Pope Francis states that ‘the sudden departure […]

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  • 07/06/2022

    Death of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago

      The Grand Magistry announces, with deep sorrow, the return to the Father’s house of His Excellency the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, who passed away today at Villa Ciccolini (Sforzacosta, Macerata province in Italy), following a sudden illness. According to Article 17 of the Constitution of the Sovereign Order of Malta, […]

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  • 25/04/2022

    April 2022 Canadian Investiture

      On Monday, April 25, 2022, the Canadian Association celebrated an Investiture in Immaculate Conception Church, Vancouver.  Brigid Gillis French was invested as a dame of Magistral Grace. The Mass was presided by the Reverend Frank Landry.  The homily was given by the Reverend John G. Horgan, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem. His Excellency Valentine Lovekin, […]

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  • 19/12/2021

    Fra Mathieu Dupont makes solemn vows

      On Sunday, December 19, Fra’ Mathieu Dupont made his solemn vows as a Knight of Justice.  The ceremony took place at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame, in Ottawa.  His Excellency Fra’ John T. Dunlap, Member of Sovereign Council, acted as Delegate for Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of the Grand Master. Mass was presided […]

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  • 03/12/2021

    The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing

      The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who died at the age of 71 on November 12 last, was held today in St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The funeral was celebrated by Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope. The Archbishop of Malta, […]

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  • 12/11/2021

    Death of the 79th Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing

      With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who has died today in Malta at 71. Elected in March 2008, he served as Grand Master until January 2017. Fra’ Matthew Festing was in Malta, where on 4 November he attended […]

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