The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre, was received today in Paris by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The bilateral meeting between the Grand Master, accompanied by Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager and Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld, and Madame Azoulay flanked by presidents of the 40th General Conference and Executive Board, took place in a climate of mutual cooperation, similar to all the Order’s diplomatic missions to the United Nations agencies, initiated in 1994.
Belgrade, Nov. 9-11
The Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade Mons. Stanislav Hocevar organized an international conference “The European Identity” at the premises of the National Bank of Serbia, the Europe whose moral and legal roots are inextricably linked to Christian Civilization.
The Serbian public opinion, together with the Government and the Parliament, is particularly sensitive to this topic which is fundamental for life and future of the country constantly commited to its full integration into the European Union.
A few months ago the “Union of the blind” Serbia has sent a “WISH” to the Embassy: a Braille printing system.
Easy to understand, the life of the blind is particularly complicated, especially bearing in mind the access to reading. Nevertheless, there are many Serbian students who, even if partially sighted, are able to graduate. Perhaps also thanks to the well-stocked library of the Union which is the richest in the Balkans with about 80,000 texts (50.000 in Braille Alphabet).
Belgrade, May 31
The Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with 107 countries in the world and with 15 countries more maintains specific official relations which make the international cooperation possible and operational.
Sacro Monte of Varese, Italy, May 26
With a solemn religious Ceremony at the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte – on the Sacred Mount of Varese – the investiture of the new brothers to the Sovereign Order of Malta was held.
First Secretary of our Embassy, Giorgio Giuliano, accepted the investiture today.
Izvor, March 7
Exactly one month ago, on the occasion of the delivery of oxygen concentrator, the Mother Superior Glikerija from the St. Petka Institution expressed to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta her WISH for the girls – protegès of the Center in Izvor. The WISH was a phototherapy device produced in Switzerland by the company Bioptron AG (a company which, since the mid-90’s, has become part of the Zepter industrial group). This modern medical device is used in the professional field in hospitals, specialized institutes, wellness and sports centers: it allows the transformation of light into electrochemical energy, activating a chain of biochemical reactions between cells not limiting itself to the treated skin area but involving the whole organism.
Bucharest, February 15 and 16
The work of the 12th Plenary Assembly of the PAM (Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean) is concluded in Bucharest.
Among the most relevant and interesting speeches was the one presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya, H.E. Mohamed T. H. Syala who has outlined a lucid picture of the migration phenomenon on the two shores of the Mediterranean, also in reference to the institutional and political stabilization efforts of his country.
February 8, 2018, St. Petka,
Center for women with disabilities in Izvor. In January, the Management of the Center has informed the Embassy in Belgrade about their “WISH”, necessary and urgent: an oxygen concentrator, indispensable for better medical treatment of 92 protegès, which lacked among medical devices in this Center – run with affection by Orthodox nuns.
Initiative in favour of Serbian children with difficult pathologies
The Order of Malta has the millenium old history of assistance to the poor, the weak and the sick. In Serbia the Embassy of the Sovereign Order 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, during the year 2018, have the possibility of informing the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Belgrade of their situation and their needs.
Saint Paul de Vence (France), Dec 17, 2017
This year as well with the Christmas at the doorstep, we can feel a cold Balcan winter reminding us of difficulties that many children face to have an adequate meal.