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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 25/10/2021

    Mosaic of Our Lady of Philermos unveiled in the Vatican Gardens

      The image of Our Lady of Philermos, protector of the Order of Malta since the fourteenth century, was unveiled on 22 October in the Vatican Gardens with a ceremony. Thanks to the initiative and generosity of the late Order of Malta’s ambassador to the Philippines, Odelia Gregorio Arroyo, an artistic mosaic depicting the icon […]

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  • 20/11/2020

    Fra’ Marco Luzzago elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master

    Fra’ Marco Luzzago has been elected with a large majority Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The Council Complete of State, the electoral body, met on 7 and 8 November in the Magistral Villa in Rome, one of the Order of Malta’s two institutional seats. All phases of the election […]

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  • 03/05/2020

    Death of Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto

    With profound regret, the Grand Magistry announces the death of His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and 80th Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, which took place in Rome few minutes after midnight on 29 April, following an incurable disease diagnosed a few months ago. According to article 17 of the […]

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