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Message from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta

May 11, 2017

Dear members of the Order, it is an honour for me to address you as Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

I feel blessed to have been elected for one year as the sovereign head and religious superior of the Order of Malta, an institution that, – even during the most challenging times in its long history – has never failed to honour its Catholic faith and its core mission to help the sick and those in need.

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The Order of Malta’s 59th International Pilgrimage to Lourdes

May 8, 2017 Tomorrow the Order of Malta’s 59th international pilgrimage to Lourdes will officially close. Some 4,500 dames, knights, chaplains, doctors and volunteers took part, assisting over 1,500 sick and disabled pilgrims. more
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Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre takes oath

Apr 30, 2017 Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta yesterday, has sworn oath today in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventino, before the Council Complete of State (the elective body of the Order of Malta) and Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Pope’s Special Delegate. more
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Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Apr 29, 2017 Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was this morning elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The electing body, the Council Complete of State, met in the Magistral Villa in Rome, one of the Order of Malta’s two institutional seats. more
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Limited first edition Order of Malta olive oil from Tantur, labelled, boxed and ready to be shipped

Mar 16, 2016

Today, we labelled and boxed our first year’s limited olive oil batch and we cannot wait to share the results of our beautiful and tasty product. 

We are looking for creative ways to get the olive oil and its message onto the tables of our friends and supporters. If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions or ideas please drop us a note at repofficeramallah@orderofmalta.int

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Grand Hospitaller visits the construction site at Tantur, Jerusalem.

Mar 1, 2016

The Representative Office to the State of Palestine invited H.E. Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel, Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Monastery of St. John at Tantur on his last visit to the Holy Land. Mr. Denis Sevaistre, CEO of the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, and other administrative staff of the Holy Family Hospital joined the visit to see recent progress on a project the Order of Malta is engaged in at its property in the Holy Land.

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Dignity Loan Program: Beekeeping sisters

Feb 29, 2016 Sisters Wejdan and Anaam received a dignity loan four months ago to become bekeepers. Their business is expanding fast and now their whole family is involved in it. more
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Gaza visit

Feb 24, 2016

The Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta H.E. Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel, the Representative Office of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the State of Palestine, and the CEO and a delegation from the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem visited Gaza to assess humanitarian needs, especially after the war in 2014. 

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Olive oil from the Monastery of St John of Jerusalem at Tantur

Feb 20, 2016

in November 2015, for the first time in decades, the Sovereign Order of Malta harvested the olive grove on its own land at the Monastery of St John of Jerusalem at Tantur, on the road between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Earlier earlier this week it was bottled by a Palestinian NGO which will also label it, package and ship it to Lourdes in time for our yearly Pilgrimage.

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Dignity Loan Program continues to grow

Feb 17, 2016

Selma, 23, new dignity loan recipient

Yesterday Selma, 23, of Salfit, Palestine became a proud participant in our loan program. Selma is a final year geography student, a wife and a mother of a one year old, Raed. At a young age, Selma’s mother taught her to sew in the traditional Palestinian style.

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Grand Hospitaller awards decorations to Governor and Mayor of Bethlehem for trusted partnerships

Feb 10, 2016
The Governor and Mayor of Bethlehem were awarded the Order Pro Merito Melitense of the Sovereign Order of Malta by the Grand Hospitaller in an award ceremony hosted by the Representative Office of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
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Libyan delegation in Rome to discuss immigration and mutual challenges

Oct 8, 2015

Meeting of senior representatives of Tobruk and Tripoli takes place at Order of Malta Magistral Villa

Rome 8 October 2015 – A meeting organised by British think tank 'Forward Thinking' and the Sovereign Order of Malta took place this morning in Rome, at the Magistral Villa of the Order of Malta. The meeting was held in the presence of two Libyan delegations respectively representing Tobruk and Tripoli.

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Ramallah Representative Talks to USA members on the Middle East

Sep 23, 2015

Over 300 Knights and Dames of Malta gathered to hear about the activities of the Sovereign Order of Malta in the Middle East

On September 11th, on the occasion of the annual investiture of new members of the Sovereign Order of Malta, over 300 members of the Federal Association of the Order gathered in Washington D.C. to hear the Representative and the Minister Counsellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Ramallah discuss the current situation in the Middle East, and the many places and ways in which the Sovereign Order of Malta is serving those in need in the face of this unprecedented crisis.

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International Gathering to Commemorate 450th Anniversary of Great Siege

Sep 7, 2015 The Commemoration of the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta offers an opportunity to reflect on those who lost their lives in the epic battle, both Christian and Muslim. The Muslim and Christian communities of Malta are both participating in the Great Siege anniversary, and Imam Mohammed El Sadi and the Mgr Charles J. SciclunaArchbishop of Malta, joined together in the Birgu sections of the commemorations. more
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Update: Religions Together for Humanitarian Action

May 26, 2015

Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, Order of Malta Minister for Health & International Cooperation, in the video below discusses the Order's role is providing relief during conflicts - through the centuries and today - in anticipation of tomorrow's symposium Religions Together for Humanitarian Action
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Symposium “Religions together for humanitarian action”

May 20, 2015

Reaching out to victims of armed conflicts: the special role of faith based actors

 

In the framework of its participation in the World Humaitarian Summit next year in Istanbul, the Sovereign Order of Malta is organising the Symposium “Religions together for humanitarian action” to be held at the United Nations Geneva Headquarters on May 27th 2015 from 1-6pm.

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Primary Health Clinic extends its services

Feb 24, 2015

Clinic adds neonatal ultrasound facility

Under the patronage Mr. Abd Al Hamid Al Deek, the Acting Governor of the Salfit Governorate, the Marda Primary Health Clinic celebrated the expansion of its facilities. The opening ceremony was attended by of officials of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Director of the Czech Development Agency, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta, and large number community organizations from the surrounding villages and towns.

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Salfit Governorate delegation received at Holy Family Hospital

Nov 25, 2014

Delegation welcomed to discuss further cooperation

 The Representative of the Sovereign Order of Malta Justin Simpson and the CEO of Holy Family Hospital Dominique Jacqmin received a delegation from Salfit Governorate at the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem on Thursday 20 November 2014.

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Cooperation agreement signed between Palestine and the Sovereign Order of Malta

Nov 15, 2014

Agreement focused on health and economic development activities

 

Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki met on Sunday 29th June, 2014 at the Ministry's headquarters with the Representative of the Sovereign Order of Malta Justin Simpson. Dr. al-Maliki briefed Ambassador Simpson on the latest political developments in the occupied territories, and expressed his support for the increasing cooperation in the fields of health and economic development between the two governments.

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Order of Malta Concludes Cooperation Agreement with Czech Republic

Nov 5, 2014 Foreign Minister visits the Order's Hospital in Bethlehem
The Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic came to Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem to mark the implememtation of a Cooperation Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Sovereign Order of Malta covering their collaborative work in Palestine.

The first phase of implementation of the Agreement covers two projects - the creation of  Cardiology Unit at Holy Family Hospital, and the provision of a portable ultrasound machine to be based the the Marda Village Clinic of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Salfit Governorate. The Cardiology Unit was also assisted by a grant from the Global Fund for Forgotten People, an instrument of the Order of Malta.
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