Ambassador Alberto di Luca has visited Shelter for children and confirmed the support of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta of the project “A hot meal in a cold winter“ during the winter 2017-2018.
The Archdiocese of Belgrade has organized a reunion of young Catholics from all over Serbia in the capital.
“Bringing our youth together is very important – said H.E. Rev. Mons. Stanislav Hocevar, the Archbishop of Belgrade – because they live in specific circumstances as part of different ethnic minorities: Hungarian, Croat, Albanian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Check, Slovenian and Bulgarian, and are practically dispersed among the Serbian orthodox majority“.
We have received recently, at the Embassy, a “Make a WISH“ letter written by the perents of the 11-year old girl, Sandra R.
In the second week of life, she got an infection and dislocation of the right hip. The infection was treated by puncture, immobilization and traction, while the hip dislocation was treated by Pavlik harness. A consequence of the infection was the condition of right leg shortening (primarily the femur), as well as deformity of the hip.
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.
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.
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.
A few days before the Festivity (June 24th) of the Patron Saint of the Sovereign Order of Malta, this year as well, we have celebrated our National Day in the spirit of the humanitarian diplomacy and culture.
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.
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).