Izvor, always in our thoughts

July 25, 2017

For the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade, the Monastery of St.Petka in Izvor, in particular – Center run by orthodox nuns, is a true example of human solidarity, spiritual sensitivity and concrete social commitment which bonds them to the mission and scope of the Maltese Order.

Ongoing surgical interventions of the “Make a WISH“ Project. A nice letter of thanks!

Niš, July 10

The Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta is still receiving letters with requests for help for children in need regarding urgent or difficult surgical procedures, as part of the programme “Make a WISH”.

One of these letters was received from the parents of Djordje G. They informed the Embassy that their son needed an urgent operation which was not possible in the local state institution due to long waiting lists.

Ambassador di Luca at the inauguration ceremony of the new President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic

Belgrade, June 23rd

Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Frà Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has nominated Ambassador Alberto di Luca as his representative at the inauguration ceremony of the new President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic as he was not able to participate personally because of the concurrent audience with The Holy Father, the Pope Francis on the occasion of the Festivity of St.John the Baptist, the Patron of the Order.

Another letter “Make a WISH”, another operation

Nis, June 2017

At the beginning of June, we at the Embassy have received a letter of a mother who wrote about the difficult condition of her 7 year old son, Jovan S., who was  in need of the urgent surgery, Tonsillectomia and Adenoidectomia. According to the Evaluation Commission of the Embassy, it didn’t seem to be rare and diffucult medical surgery but, nevertheless, we wanted to analyze the case further.

Cultural and music values united with ideals of humanitarian mission of the Order of Malta

traviata order of malta Serbia

This year in Belgrade, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta wanted to combine the timeless cultural and music values with the eternal humanitarian and charitable mission of the Order, in Serbia and all over the world.

The traditional Feast Day of the Order’s Patron Saint, St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated on June 20 at the National Theatre in the Serbian capital, with the famous Opera “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi, with the soprano Claire Coolen and the baritone Alberto Gazale.

The enchanting notes of the Verdi’s masterpiece will be enjoyed by colleagues and friends of the Order during this event which represents, and always did, the starting point of a new year full of work and activities inspired by the millennium old Maltese “Polar Star”: Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum(Protection of faith and service to the poor).

Project “A hot meal in a cold winter” completed

Belgrade,  May 23

The Director of the Center Shelter for Children, Mrs. Danijela Stajkovic and some of the children accommodated in this well-organized and efficient social institution from Belgrade, have warmly welcomed the Ambassador Alberto di Luca with the small ceremony marking the end of the project “A hot meal in a cold winter”.

The Shelter for Children takes care of children aged 7-18, who are often victims of violence, abuse and neglecting; victims of human trafficking; children deprived of parental care and/or street children; dramatic and strenuous everyday tragedies painfully shared by many countries of our “civilized” Europe.