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While the death toll following the devastating earthquake that struck Albania last Tuesday continues to rise – 49 dead and 750 injured – the Order of Malta’s Albanian relief corps is on site to assist the hundreds of displaced persons (3,480 in all).
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The meeting between Miklós Soltėsz, Hungarian Secretary of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs and Ambassador Stefano Ronca, Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, was carried out in a climate of great cordiality. Many topics were discussed during the talks in the Magistral Palace, starting with the important cooperation agreements between the Hungarian Republic and the Order of Malta,
The Order of Malta’s Ninth Asia Pacific Conference ended on Sunday 24 November. Some 100 delegates – representing the Order’s bodies in South East Asia and Australia – participated in this annual gathering.
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This week, from 17 to 22 November, the spiritual retreat of the Order of Malta’s professed members and chaplains is taking place in the serene setting of the Nazareth Centre on the outskirts of Rome. Twenty-eight of the Order’s religious from all over the world are participating.
During his time in Paris last week – where he gave a speech at UNESCO and was received by its director – Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre visited one of the most avantgarde projects run by Ordre de Malte France. Maison Ferrari is a home for the elderly situated in a large park on the outskirts of the French capital. It provides a holistic approach with medical treatment as well as psychological assistance and specific activities for the psychophysical wellbeing of residents
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The Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, received in audience in the Magistral Palace for the presentation of their Letters of Credence, the new Ambassadors of Bulgaria, H.E. Bogdan Konstantin PATASHEV, and Slovenia, H.E Jakob ŠTUNF.
On the occasion of the Third World Day of the Poor, which is celebrated on Sunday 17 November, the Sovereign Order of Malta is once again organising numerous initiatives to bear witness to its daily presence alongside people in need, in 120 countries around the world.
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The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre, was received today in Paris by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The bilateral meeting between the Grand Master, accompanied by Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager and Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, and Madame Azoulay flanked by presidents of the 40th General Conference and Executive Board, took place in a climate of mutual cooperation,
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Last week the Kafr Nobl Surgical Hospital, in Idlib Governorate of Syria, was targeted by airstrikes. Fortunately, no casualties were reported among the medical staff and patients. Medical activities of the hospital, which is supported by Malteser International and run by Hand in Hand for Aid and Development, are currently suspended.
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