COVID-19 and older adults

Belgrade, May 29, 2020

As it is well-known, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected especially older people across the world.  Therefore, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Republic of Serbia, immediately accepted a proposal made by H.E. Most Rev. Mons. Stanislav Hocevar, Archbishop of Belgrade, concerning the situation in a Gerontological Center in Mladenovac.


The Corona virus has affected people worldwide regardless of gender, age and social status. As might be expected, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the poorest and people above the age of 65 were exposed to inconveniences of all kinds. The Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Republic of Serbia, together with its American partners Latter-day Saint Charities, wanted to be close to the most needy, providing assistance especially to those over the age of 65 (since they were prohibited from leaving homes during the state of emergency established in Serbia on March 15).

Grand Magistry Announces Death of H.M.E.H. Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto


With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and 80th Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, which took place in Rome a few minutes after midnight on 29th April, following an incurable disease diagnosed a few months ago. According to article 17 of the Constitution of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Grand Commander Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas has assumed the functions of Lieutenant ad interim and will remain head of the Sovereign Order until the election of the new Grand Master.

Grand Master Order of Malta: “Malades and their families in my prayers”

Dear confreres and consoeurs, dear professionals, volunteers and supporters of the Order of Malta around the world,

In this unprecedented moment that is uniting over 150 nations worldwide in facing the same grave challenges, my most profound gratefulness goes to the Order of Malta’s associations, volunteers and relief corps who have been contributing in supporting the national health systems in several of the countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our medical staff and volunteers are providing assistance to the elderly who are forced to quarantine at home, by regularly delivering food and medicines, and health teams are deployed to administer tests to the population and to manage some mobile medical units which are equipped to handle the virus, strictly following the sanitary guidelines. Their indefatigable dedication is witness of the Christian message and faith which underlies all the charitable activities of the Order of Malta.

PAM Plenary Assembly

Athens, feb 21st

During the 14th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) which took place in Athens, an award was given to CISOM (Italian Rescue Corps of the Sovereign Order of Malta). It was the recognition for the medical and humanitarian support activity in the Sicilian Channel, as in other areas of the World, by this organization present in different countries with its 4000 volunteers.

Grand Master’s Christmas message

Dear confreres and consoeurs, dear supporters of the Order around the world,

Christmas is a time of joy, of light and of hope. Let us open our hearts to the Son of God, and welcome Him, as we recognise His presence amongst all our brothers and sisters, especially the elderly, the sick and those in need. Let us do this so that, even during this celebration which is so important to us believers, our commitment of solidarity with our brothers and sisters is always paramount.

Children from the “Shelter for Children” in the Project “A hot meal in a cold Winter”

Belgrade, Dec. 9

Since last March “Shelter for Children” has transfered to a new location where it continues to host children and take proffessional care of them.

Delegation of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta has visited the Center and Director Danijela Stajkovic to confirm its support also during the winter 2019-2020.

Feast of Saint Nicholas

Belgrade, Dec. 8

Children in Serbia are overjoyed with St. Nicholas Day celebration. For this reason, today, in front of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Belgrade, after the Holy Mass, the Ambassador Alberto di Luca delivered some toys and plushies to children to celebrate the Saint.

Order of Malta’s Grand Master praises UNESCO’s commitment to progress and respect of human dignity

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, similar to all the Order’s diplomatic missions to the United Nations agencies, initiated in 1994.

Make a WISH

Milan, November 21, 2019

It was June 2015, when the first Charity Dinner was organized in the Principality of Monaco in favor of the “Make a WISH” project. It was a success both for the participants and for the important collection of contributions.

It is four years later that the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta decides to organize a second Charity Dinner in anticipation of substantial financial commitments for supporting even more WISHES. And this time in Milan. The idea was presented to the new Lombardy Delegate Niccolò d’Aquino di Caramanico and immediately welcomed, so the organizational machine was set in motion masterfully managed by our Embassy Secretary Mauro Torre.