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  • 31/07/2023

    14 October 2023: Order of Malta World Day

      The Order of Malta’s first World Day will take place in the streets of many countries. On 14 October next, the Order of Malta’s members and volunteers will give life to the numerous initiatives that the Grand Priories, National Associations and Volunteer Corps are organizing for the day. The aim is to introduce the […]

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  • 25/07/2023

    Grand Chancellor speaks at FAO Food Systems Summit 2023

      The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Riccardo Paternò di Montecupo, spoke during the second day of the 2023 “Food Systems Summit” which is being held in Rome at the premises of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The Grand Chancellor stressed “the extensive damages caused to food security in many […]

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  • 12/07/2023

    Malteser International publishes its new Annual Report

      More than 4.3 million people across 36 countries worldwide benefited from aid provided by Malteser International in 2022. The Order of Malta’s international relief agency has just published its latest Annual report with fresh data on its main projects rolled out in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Americas. The health sector represents the […]

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  • 05/07/2023

    Ordre de Malte France Activity Report 2022: An Assessment

      2022 was a particularly intense and challenging year for Ordre de Malte France, as clearly emerges from its “Activity Report 2022”, fresh off the press: www.ordredemaltefrance.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/ordrede-malte-ra-2022-web.pdf In addition to its usual social and healthcare activities, Ordre de Malte France has faced several emergencies, the most challenging being Ukraine. A war that, in addition to […]

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  • 19/06/2023

    Audience of the Grand Master with the Holy Father

      The Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ John Dunlap, was received in audience by Pope Francis this morning at the Vatican. The meeting, which takes place a few days after the Holy Father was discharged from hospital, is the first since Fra’ John Dunlap was elected 81st Grand Master of […]

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  • 19/06/2023

    Grand Master’s Official Visit to Malta

      The Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ John Dunlap, made an official visit to the Republic of Malta on 16 and 17 June. This was the Grand Master’s first official visit abroad since his election last May. He was accompanied by the Grand Commander Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau and the Grand […]

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  • 09/06/2023

    The Grand Master’s best wishes to Pope Francis

      Yesterday Fra’ John Dunlap sent a message of good wishes and closeness to Pope Francis, who was hospitalised at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome after surgery. The Grand Master conveyed his closeness and that of the entire Order of Malta to the Holy Father in this delicate moment for his health, wishing him a […]

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  • 09/06/2023

    European People’s Party delegation meets at the Magistral Villa

      The Order of Malta’s Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap received yesterday some 100 European members of the European People’s Party at the Magistral Villa on the Aventine Hill in Rome for a debate on “Christianity, Europe and its Mission in the World”. “We do perceive the importance and meaning of your gathering here as […]

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  • 24/05/2023

    Funeral of Fra’ James-Michael von Stroebel

      The funeral of Fra’ James-Michael von Stroebel, Grand Cross of Justice, who died on 2 May 2023 at the age of 95, took place on Friday, 18 May, in the Catholic Church of Saint Anne, Washington. Fra’ John Dunlap, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, attended the mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, […]

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  • 03/05/2023

    Fra’ John Dunlap 81st Grand Master of the Order of Malta

      Fra’ John Dunlap has been elected Prince and 81st Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Lieutenant of the Grand Master at the moment of his election, 66-year-old Fra’ John Dunlap, a Canadian, is the first Professed Knight from the Americas to be elected as head of the Order of Malta.     The […]

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  • 02/05/2023

    Chapter of Professed in progress on eve of election of Grand Master

      The Chapter of Professed opened this morning in the Magistral Villa. This is the body responsible for drafting, on the basis of a secret ballot, the binding list of three candidates for the election of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. This list will be presented to the Council Complete […]

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