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“.
Serbia’s new president, Aleksandar Vučić, took the oath of office before the Serbian National Assembly in Belgrade and made his first speech as the Head of the State.
The solemn ceremony was attended by the country’s institutional, civil and religious authorities as well as the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Belgrade.
Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was this morning elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The electing body, the Council Complete of State, met in the Magistral Villa in Rome, one of the Order of Malta’s two institutional seats.
The newly elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master will swear his Oath before the Pope’s Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, and the members of the Council Complete of State tomorrow morning in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventino.
Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto succeeds Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master, who resigned on 28 January 2017.
The new Lieutenant of the Grand Master, elected for a one-year mandate, affirms his commitment to work closely with the Order’s Sovereign Council in advancing the diplomatic, social and humanitarian activities and to nourish the spiritual life and the commitment of its 13,500 members as well as that of its more than 100,000 volunteers and employees.
The Project “Make a WISH 2017” organized by the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Belgrade will make it possible, in the course of this year, for foreign medical surgeons to come to Belgrade and operate on the children affected by difficult and rare pathologies.
The Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta has received the first letter in February concerning our project Make a WISH 2017. Just to remember, the Project for the year 2017 encouraged by the highest Authorities of the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Serbia, will provide for the difficult medical cases, to be taken care by a team of foreign doctors that will be sent to Belgrade for the purpose or, for cases of more complexity, the giving of medical care to the young patients in a foreign country.
On the day of celebration at the “Vuk Karadzić” theatre in Belgrade, a musical and dance spectacle was performed by stage performers – children from the “Shelter for Children” in Belgrade.
It was the celebration of the 59th anniversary of this humanitarian organisation, which has been aided by the Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for the last three years, through the programme “A hot meal in a cold winter“.
The first phase of the “Make a WISH to the Sovereign Order of Malta” is to raise awareness among parents and families concerned of the scope of this new and important project of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Serbia.
The “Make a WISH”, in its third edition in 2017, implies that parents and the medical staff giving assistance to children ( under age of 18 ) carrying difficult pathologies and in need of surgery that requires particular and rare skills, have the possibility of informing the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Belgrade of their situation and their needs.