One of the most important WISHES of the home that welcomes girls with mental disabilities of the Monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church “St. Petka”, in the village of Izvor, is undoubtedly to have its own ambulance.
The main development of the 2016 edition of the project “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta” is to be alongside to those most in need as soon as possible, without waiting for a final ceremony of delivery of the WISHES.
From March 15th the boys and girls housed in the orphanages and Centers for youth with mental disabilities in Sremcica and Izvor – in Serbia – have begun to send, to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade, their letters with their WISHES, as required by the rules of the project “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta 2016”.
In the beautiful setting of an Orthodox monastery of the fourteenth century, operates a center which houses up to 92 young and older girls, with mental disability issues.
The management of the center is entrusted to twenty nuns, guided by the dynamic Sister Kliterija, always available to give assistance, with a lot of love and infinite patience, to their beloved “girls”.
The awareness of the needs of its young guests and of its Sisters is such that the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Serbia decided to incorporate this center in the program “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta” for 2016, currently in the process of being defined.
This year, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Republic of Serbia wants to give even more attention to the needy children, especially to the orphans and the unwell.
For this reason the Ambassador Alberto di Luca and First Counsellor Carlo Buora went today to the “Shelter for children” of Belgrade to hear directly from the kids that are housed and its Director Danjela Stojkovic, how the initiative “A hot meal in a cold winter” is progressing.
The Ambassador Alberto di Luca paid a visit to the Nunciature of the Holy See to address the most devout and friendly welcome, in the name of the Sovereign Order of Malta, to H.E. Msgr. Luciano Suriani, the new Apostolic Nuncio of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Republic of Serbia. During the long and friendly meeting Ambassador di Luca outlined to the Nuncio the presence and activities, completed and in progress, promoted by the Embassy in various parts of the country, presenting to Msgr. Suriani a recent publication that summarizes the humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the Order of Malta worldwide.
The Tenth Plenary Assembly of the PAM – Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean – is currently taking place in Tirana with the participation of 240 delegates from 24 countries and six Undersecretaries of the United Nations.
The welcoming speeches were held by the President of the National Parliament of Albania, Hon. Ilir Meta, and Prime Minister Hon. Edi Rama.
This year, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Republic of Serbia wanted to give even more attention to the children. And so, the 2016 edition of “A hot meal in a cold winter” will be aimed at children who sometimes are even in need of a simple hot meal.
In the wake of the spirit and mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to support those who are suffering, the Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that, on the occasion of Christmas, ended an activity carried out in collaboration with the German Malteser International.