Celebrations in Serbia for the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan

September 2013

The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the Archbishop of Belgrade, H.E. Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar; was present the President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic and numerous institutional and religious authorities of the country. Featured in the photograph, a relic of the Holy Cross brought as a gift from Modena to Nis.

The Holy Father Francis, on the occasion of the solemn celebrations in Serbia of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan-promulgated by the Emperor Constantine born in Nis, Serbia – has sent as his special envoy His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan. In his homily during the religious ceremony celebrated in Nis, Cardinal Scola said that “the proclamation of peace is the good news we are waiting for. Peace is the possibility of unity among men. Peace that Jesus gives us is forgiveness of our sins, reconciliation with God and with men”. And he underlined that “the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan tells us all that religious freedom is a guarantee of peace and new civilizations.”

Helping young students

Belgrade, August 2013

The Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade has sent to H.E. Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar three pallets of office supplies to be delivered to young Serbian students for the start of the school year.

Common visions for aid to those in need

Belgrade, July

In an atmosphere of great cordiality, Ambassador Alberto di Luca has been received at Royal Palace by Princess Katarina Karadjordjevic. During the meeting, they shared common interests on project collaboration, in Serbia, to help those who are suffering and most in need.

Our National Day in the National Assembly of Serbia

This year, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade, is organizing its National Day in the National Assembly of Serbia. This will be the occasion to inaugurate the photographic exhibition “Sovereign Order of Malta – 900 years at the service of the poor and the sick.

EDICT OF MILAN 313 – 2013

Archbishop Hocevar, at the conclusion of his speech, affectionately commented the book and the exhibition on Constantine, in the Royal Palace in MilanMilan, December 5th, 2012

Archbishop Hocevar, at the conclusion of his speech, affectionately commented the book and the exhibition on Constantine, in the Royal Palace in Milan

The “Centro Studi Grande Milano”, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Belgrade, an event in regards to the “Edict of Milan”. The speakers invited by the “Centro Studi Grande Milano”, were Father Roberto Ferrari, Convent of Sant ‘Angelo, Franco D’Alfonso, Councillor for Commerce of the City of Milan, Archbishop Pier Francesco Fumagalli, Vice Prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Marcello Racchini, Philologist, and for the final speech, H.E. Rev. Msgr. Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar. The evening ended with a Christmas concert with the Tenor from La Scala Giuseppe Veneziano and deputy organist of the Cathedral of Milan, Alessandro Laciacera.
The evening of solidarity was dedicated to the youth humanitarian mission managed by the Archbishop of Belgrade.

from left. Professor Gemma Sena Chiesa, curator of the exhibition at the Palazzo Reale, the Chairman of the Study Centre Grande Milano, Dr. Daniela Mainini, H.E. Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar and Ambassador Alberto di Lucafrom left. Professor Gemma Sena Chiesa, curator of the exhibition at the Palazzo Reale, the Chairman of the Study Centre Grande Milano, Dr. Daniela Mainini, H.E. Archbishop Stanislav Hocevar and Ambassador Alberto di Luca
Guests of the First Counsellor Ferdinando Bozzo, the Archbishop Hocevar’s day concluded with a dinner attended by H.E. the Amb. Di Capua with spouse, Comm. Capitanucci with spouse, and the new First Secretary of the Embassy, Dr. Giorgio Giuliano with spouse.During the evening, Dr. Fabio Fasolini (in the center of the photo) was decorated with the Honor of Merito Melitense, for his dedication and closeness to the activities carried out during these two years, just completed as First Secretary of the Embassy.

THE PROJECT DOCTOR'S TOWER CONTINUES

President of the municipality Savski Venac, Dusan Dincic with Ambassador Alberto di LucaBelgrade, November 29

The Ambassador Alberto di Luca, has been received by the President of the municipality Savski Venac, Dusan Dincic, to be updated on Nurdor ‘s project Doctor’s Tower. The cordial meeting highlighted the important upcoming deadlines. By December 10 all offers must be received, in order to appoint, by the end of the year, the successful tenderer.

 

President of the municipality Savski Venac, Dusan Dincic with Ambassador Alberto di Luca

TRANSPORTS AND BILATERAL AGREEMENT

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.