Such a beautiful setting, consisting of the Fourteenth century monastery, can only accommodate a reality of love and dedication to the 92 disabled girls housed in the center of Izvor of the monastery St. Petka, run by Orthodox Nuns led by the tireless Mother Superior Sister Glikerija.
For the second consecutive time Hon. Vladimir Marinkovic – Vice President of the Serbian Parliament – was elected Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of friendship between the Republic of Serbia and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The humanitarian, social and hospitaller mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta is at the center of the calendar of meetings of Ambassador Alberto di Luca with members of the new Serbian government formed after the recent elections.
During the cordial meeting, held at the Palace of Serbia, Minister of Health, Zlatibor Lončar, expressed to Ambassador di Luca attention and gratitude of his Government for the multiple and beneficial activities implemented in the country by the Embassy of the Order in Belgrade.
Many WISHES have been received from the center Izvor of the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Monastery “St. Petka“, in the village of Izvor, which houses 92 girls with mental disabilities, as well as from the orphanage of Sremcica.
In the presence of the Grand Chancellor H.E. Albrecht von Boeselager and the Grand Hospitaller H.E. Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, was held in Vilnius – Lithuania – the second conference of the Ambassadors and Associations of the Sovereign Order of Malta of Central and Eastern Europe.
During the works: Management and Communication’s Panel. At the center, with the microphone in hand, the director of Communications of the Magistral Palace, Eugenio Ajroldi
Belgrade, August 2016
The humanitarian activities of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade, despite the intense efforts aimed at this time at the project “Make a WISH”, haven’t forgotten on the many other social and hospital realities on which their energies have been devoted for years.
One of the most important WISHES of the home that welcomes girls with mental disabilities of the Monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church “St. Petka”, in the village of Izvor, is undoubtedly to have its own ambulance.
One may often read in the local media that “this Ambassador” of this powerful country puts down “this other one”, “that Ambassador” of another powerful country, “pushes that other one”. For one Ambassador one may hear that he is here to get the hand of St. John the Baptist and the Icon of Lady of Philerme… that Ambassador, Alberto di Luca, a representative of the Knights of Malta, has let us follow him for a few days and find out the truth about his work. The only thing he got was children’s smiles …
Belgrade, June 22nd
For the second year in a row the festivity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Sovereign Order of Malta, was celebrated in a context of humanitarian diplomacy and culture.
While it is clear to all that our mission is in favor of those most in need in the world, particularly in the 120 countries where we are present, sometimes it is harder to remember that our nearly 1,000 years of history also include culture. And so, for the second consecutive year, in the picturesque setting of the National Theatre of Belgrade, was performed the famous opera of Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto”, masterfully interpreted by the baritone Alberto Gazale and soprano Elena Mosuc.
At the National Theatre, in the presence of 550 people and the institutional, religious, diplomatic and cultural authorities, the Ambassador Alberto di Luca has addressed