The visit to Milan of Grand Master Frà Matthew Festing

In the Duomo of Milan the Grand Master Frà Matthew Festing prays in front of the relic of San Carlo Borromeo.
From 22 to 24 October, the Grand Master Frà Matthew Festing – accompanied by Grand Chancellor, H.E. Jean Pierre Mazery; the Ambassador to Italy, the Baron Giulio di Lorenzo Badia; and the Director of the Communications Department of the Grand Magistry, Dr. Eugenio Ajroldi of Robbiate – went to Milan where he was welcomed by the delegate of the Order for Lombardy, Baron Guglielmo Guidobono Cavalchini; Ambassadors of the Order at Malta, Umberto Di Capua; at the Serbia, Alberto di Luca; and at the Kenya, Prince Augusto Ruffo di Calabria; for an intensive programme of institutional meetings and religious events, social and cultural.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore awarded the Grand Master Festing with the international Matteo Ricci and he gave a speech followed by an in-depth academic debate full of questions and answers with the number of students involved at the solemn ceremony.

The Grand Master then gathered in prayer during the Mass celebrated in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Ambrogio, and in the Duomo Cathedral where he also venerated the remains of St. Charles Borromeo held in Scurolo Crypt, visiting successively the Ambrosian library, the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Leonardo’s last supper.
After meeting the Delegatizio Council, chaplains and a large representation of Dame and Brother of the Order, Grand Master Festing ended his important visit by going to the Sacra Famiglia in Cesano Boscone

Given the Honor of the Order of Malta to Dr. Carlo Capitanucci

October 2012
Ambassador Alberto di Luca with neo Commendatore Dr. Carlo Capitanucci.

The Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the Republic of Serbia, Alberto di Luca, handed over the title of Commendatore to Dr. Carlo Capitanucci, conferred by the Grand Master Frà Matthew Festing for its ongoing commitment and co-operation in carrying out humanitarian and social activities promoted by the Embassy in Belgrade.
The event, at the presence of the family and friends of the awarded, was held in Milan in the rooms of the two stars Michelin restaurant of Carlo Cracco.





Belgrade, October 12, 2012
Confirmed Transport Minister in the new Government of Serbia, Ing. Milutin Mrkonjić, received in the Ministry, in an atmosphere of renewed and warm friendship, Ambassador Alberto di Luca, with whom he discussed various aspects of the increasingly intense relations between Serbia and the Order of Malta.
Mr Mrkonjić reiterated his commitment in the Government in order to reach as soon as possible the definition of bilateral Health Cooperation, within the framework of which there are relevant aspects of facilities in the transport of humanitarian aid.
Finally, Mr Mrkonjić and Amb. di Luca, in view of the celebrations -in 2013- the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, and the 900th anniversary of the recognition of the sovereignity of the Order by Pope Pasquale II, have called for the establishment of a Postal Agreement to solemnize with a mutual issue special stamp.

Deals with the new government about the negotiations on the humanitarian and health agreement

Belgrade, September 18, 2012

The new Minister of Health, Professor Slavica Dukic Dejanovic, cordially greeted the Ambassador Alberto di Luca and  thoroughly discussed with him all  the details for a possible signing of an agreement between Serbia and SMOM in terms of umanitarian aid and health care.
Present at the meeting Hon. Nenad Prokic, former President of Parlamentary Group of friendship between Serbia and SMOM, and convinced supporter  of the usefulness of this agreement. Common judgement at the end of the meeting of the Minister Dejanovic and the Ambassador Di Luca is that it is possible to arrive at the signing of this important and necessary agreement in order to intensify  cooperation and assistance by the  Sovereign Military Order of Malta to those in need in Serbia.

Ceremony at Palazzo Magistrale

Rome, June 2012

H.E. the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, during a solemn ceremony in the Palazzo Magistrale, has conferred on H.E. Vladeta Janković, Serbia’s Ambassador at the Sovereign Order, knighthood Grand Cross of the Order of Merit in recognition of his high merit throughout its illustrious and highly appreciated diplomatic mission.

“Doctor’s Tower” project

Here in the picture, Professor Djorje D. Bajec and Ambassador Alberto di Luca.Belgrade, June the 6

This morning was defined the date (June the 26) of the common Press Conference to be held to explain the detail of the support offered by the Ambassy of the Order of Malta in Belgrade, to support the Doctor’s Tower Nurdor – Help Them project.

Here in the picture, Professor Djorje D. Bajec and Ambassador Alberto di Luca.