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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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  • 20/04/2023

    Election of the Grand Master taking place on 3 May 2023

      The Council Complete of State has been convened for 3 May 2023. It is tasked to elect the next Grand Master, the first after the promulgation of the new Constitutional Charter and Code. The convocation was made by letter – jointly signed by Fra’ John T. Dunlap, Lieutenant of the Grand Master, and by […]

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  • 14/04/2023

    Official visit of the Speaker of the Senate of Canada

      The Speaker of the Senate of Canada, George J. Furey, was received today by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ John Dunlap at the Magistral Palace. The Speaker was welcomed with military honors after paying a visit to the Magistral Villa. This year marks 15 years of official relations between the Sovereign Order […]

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  • 06/04/2023

    Bangladesh refugee camp fire: Malteser International distributes humanitarian aid

      One month after the devastating fire in the Cox Bazar refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, the humanitarian situation is complicated. The fire destroyed about 2,800 huts, leaving 15,000 refugees without shelter. The Order of Malta’s relief agency, Malteser International, active in the area since 2017, took immediate action. The health teams already present were […]

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  • 31/03/2023

    Foreign press delegation meets the Lieutenant of the Grand Master

      A delegation of the foreign press in Rome was received today at the Magistral Villa of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ John Dunlap, met the journalists from many European countries – such as Germany, France, Austria and Poland – and from the United States. “We live in […]

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  • 27/03/2023

    29th International Hospitaller Conference hosted in London

      How to better help and provide humanitarian assistance to the neediest population – starting from the Ukrainians – and how to improve synergies between the entities that form the Order of Malta – more than 250 – representing at the same time its richness. These are some of the main topics at the heart […]

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  • 15/03/2023

    Focus on Order of Malta’s main commitments at meeting with accredited diplomats

      The war in Ukraine and humanitarian interventions, assistance after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Not to mention regular projects such as hospitals, mobile clinics and volunteer corps. These were some of the topics discussed this morning during the meeting between the over fifty Deputy Chiefs of Mission […]

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  • 06/03/2023

    Order of Malta announces donation from The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation

    Donation will enable the funding of critical psychosocial care for those affected by the war in Ukraine The Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta, H.E. Fra’ Alessandro de Franciscis, the Order of Malta – Canada and Malteser International are grateful to have received a grant of $1,000,000 from The Hilary and Galen Weston […]

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