• 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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  • 02/03/2023

    Türkiye / Syria Earthquake Response

    On February 6, 2023, at 4:17 UCT a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area of Southern Türkiye/Northern Syria, followed by several strong aftershocks. The Malteser International emergency support team has already arrived in Gaziantep to provide assistance. As feared the number of casualties continues to rise dramatically. Malteser International is publishing regular reports about the […]

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  • 22/02/2023

    War in Ukraine: The Order of Malta expands its support programmes

    The Order of Malta is expanding its projects in Ukraine to support the population. Since the beginning of the war one year ago, international and national entities and partners of the Order of Malta have distributed half-a-million hot meals to IDPs, provided 19,000 beds in shelters, as well as generators, trained 13,000 people in first […]

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  • 30/01/2023

    Papal audience with members of the General Chapter

      This morning (January 30, 2023), in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the participants in the General Chapter of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, to whom he delivered the following address: Dear brothers and sisters! I thank Cardinal Silvano Tomasi for his kind words, and I would like […]

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  • 30/01/2023

    Pope Francis blesses the Order of Malta

    The Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap, together with members of the newly elected Sovereign Council and the participants in the Extraordinary Chapter General, were received this morning in audience by His Holiness Pope Francis. Also present were Cardinal Silvano Tomasi, the Pope’s Special Delegate to the Order of Malta and Cardinal Gianfranco […]

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  • 28/01/2023

    The Extraordinary Chapter General elected the Sovereign Council

    The Extraordinary Chapter General, presided over by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap and Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope, elected all the members of the Sovereign Council, who will remain in office for six years. After electing the Grand Commander Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau, Grand Chancellor Riccardo Paternò di […]

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  • 25/01/2023

    The Extraordinary Chapter General of the Order of Malta opened today

    The Sovereign Military Order of Malta’s Extraordinary Chapter General opened today at a retreat house outside of Rome after several days of spiritual reflection. It is presided over by the Lieutenant Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap and Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope. There are 111 capitulars taking part in the Order’s […]

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  • 24/01/2023

    Ukraine: Working together to heal invisible wounds

    Orders of St. John care for traumatized children and adolescents in Ukraine. The Grand Hospitaller: “A sign of unity, which is needed now more than ever”. The unimaginable day to day stress of life in a conflict zone, coupled with ongoing uncertainty about the future, is leaving countless people in Ukraine suffering from trauma. Children […]

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  • 19/01/2023

    Meeting of the Chapter of the Professed

    The Chapter of Professed, the body that meets before the Chapter General, as provided for in Article 31 of the new Constitutional Charter of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, opened last night at a retreat house outside of Rome. The Chapter of Professed – composed of the Professed Knights and Chaplains – is presided […]

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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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  • 10/01/2023

    Lieutenant of the Grand Master meets the Diplomatic Corps

    The Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap today held the Audience of the beginning of the year with the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta. The Audience took place in the Magistral Villa in Rome and was streamed live.  Also present were the Ambassadors of the United States, Great Britain, […]

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  • 09/01/2023

    100,000th child born in Holy Family Hospital, Bethlehem

    The 100,000th child has been born at the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, a little boy named Muhamad. The staff had been waiting many days for this important moment, which took place on the morning of 6 January 2023. The infant’s parents are from Hebron; they chose to give birth to their son at the […]

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