Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
On the occasion of the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a Pontifical Mass was celebrated in Tirana Cathedral on Sunday, 26 June, during which His Most Reverend Excellency, Msgr. Arjan Dodaj, Archbishop of Tirana-Durres, received the investiture of Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Fra' John T. Dunlap, member of the Sovereign Council, was appointed this morning by Pope Francis Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The Grand Magistry announces, with deep sorrow, the return to the Father’s house of His Excellency the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago.
On 11 February, Ambassador Palumbo was received in an official meeting by the Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj.
The Embassy of the Order of Malta together with the "Queen Geraldine Foundation" has been supporting artisan women in Burrel to revive Albanian traditional techniques and ensure the protection of regional patterns and designs whilst training and supporting women.
Diplomatic corps, local authorities, religious communities and academics join the reception on the occasion of the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Sovereign Order of Malta hosted by Ambassador Palumbo.
On June 23, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles John Brown, blessed the premises of the Embassy's Chancery in the presence of all the Embassy's diplomatic staff and their families, staying for a dinner at Villa Libohova offered by the Ambassador.
Ambassador Stefano Palumbo met the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, upon his invitation to the Town Hall for a meeting aimed at getting to know in more detail the activities of the Order in Albania and in the world, and to explore together possible convergences of activities.
Monday morning, the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Antonio Zanardi Landi, led a delegation of ambassadors to the St. John Baptist Hospital in Rome to illustrate the health and welfare activities in the Order of Malta’s facility.