The Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing resigns from office

Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein assumes the office of Lieutenant ad interim, Albrecht Boeselager resumes his office as Grand Chancellor

The Sovereign Council, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta, met this afternoon in the Magistral Palace in Rome. On the agenda was the resignation from Office of Grand Master presented by Fra’ Matthew Festing, in accordance with article 16 of the Constitution of the Order of Malta. The Sovereign Council accepted his resignation from office. Conforming to the Constitution, the Pope has been notified of the resignation of Fra’ Matthew Festing, which will be communicated to the 106 Heads of State with whom the Order has diplomatic relations. In accordance with Article 17 of the Constitution, the Grand Commander, Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein, has assumed the office of Lieutenant ad interim and will remain the Order of Malta’s head until the election of the successor of the Grand Master. The Sovereign Council thanked Fra’ Matthew Festing for his great commitment during his nine years in office.

The Balkan Hard Winter Spares No One

Belgrade, 26th January 2017

This year 2017, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta will, once again, stand by children. The Order will demonstrate its support through an important project titled “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta” (please select RULE BOOK 2017 on the website homepage for further details), but also through a planned initiative in the spirit of the traditional trait of humanitarian, social and patient advocacy, characteristic for the mission of the Order of Malta and our multiannual presence in Serbia.

Make a WISH 2017 presented in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Belgrade, January 2017

Excellent relations between Republic of Serbia and the Sovereign Order of Malta continued after recent official visit of the Grand Hospitaller of the Order,  H.E. Prince Dominique de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel. Many activities already completed, as well as those in the progress – among them Make a WISH 2017 – were the subject of the cordial operative meeting of Ambassador Di Luca and Ambassador Slobodan Vukčević, Director of the Department for neighboring countries at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Make a WISH Project

Belgrade, Jan 17, 2017

In addition to the constructive meeting of the Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta, H.E. Prince Dominique de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel and the Serbian Minister of Health, H.E. Zlatibor Loncar, held in Belgrade on the 8. December 2016, today there was the first working reunion presided by the State Secretary of the Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Dukic on one side, and the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta Alberto di Luca with the Project Manager Professor Nenad Prokic on the other, in order to define the mode and programme details of the project “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta 2017”.

Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta 2017

Initiative in favour of Serbian children with difficult pathologies

The Order of Malta has more than 900 years of history of assistance to the poor, the weak and the sick. In Serbia the Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Belgrade, has promoted various humanitarian initiatives together with programmes of instruction and formation.

The parents and the medical staff, giving assistance to children carrying difficult  pathologies that require special treatment or in need of surgery that requires significant and rare skills, have the possibility of informing the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Belgrade of their situation and their needs.

In 2015 the project undertaken by the Embassy under the name of “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta”, financed with the successful Charity-Dinner held in the Principality of Monaco, has reached 1.500 children from the areas that were hardly striken by the floods in 2014.

Last stages of the “Make a WISH 2016” project

Sremcica, December 2016

One of the most requested WISHES by the kids of the Orphanage of Sremcica was a Minibus to enable them to commute to schools, sports halls or even “just” to be able to see the outside world with its cultural and sporting events, or even have the opportunity to learn about new places impossible for them to see without adequate means of transport.

Official visit to the Republic of Serbia of the Grand Hospitaller of the Order of Malta

Belgrade,  December 8th 2016

Following the invitation of H.E. Zlatibor Lončar, Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia, to an official visit to Belgrade, the Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta , H.E. Prince Dominique de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel arrived today at the Capital’s airport, welcomed by the Assistant to the Minister of Health, Dr. Zoran Mihailovic, and by the Ambassador of the Order, Alberto di Luca.

The Protocol for Cooperation between the Government of Serbia and The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta has been signed

Belgrade, Palace of Serbia, December 1st   

The State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs of Serbia, dr. Nenad Ivanisevic, and Mr. Lajos Györi-Dani the President of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta have signed on Thursday, December 1st, the Protocol of general cooperation for migration and refugee assistance.