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14/10/2023

The Italian Consulate in Vlore and the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Albania celebrate World Day of the Order of Malta

In a landmark event that brought together diplomats and officials, the Consulate of Italy in Vlore, Albania, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta, organized a conference to commemorate the World Order of Malta.

14/10/2023

World Day of Order of Malta Celebrations in Albania: A Successful Debut

Albania joined the global celebration of the World Day of the Order of Malta with remarkable events held in two cities—Shkodër and Lezhë. The inaugural celebration saw dedicated groups of volunteers, including nurses and doctors, offering free medical check-ups at three different sites, making a significant impact on the local communities. The initiative aimed to address the healthcare needs of the community, promoting the spirit of service that defines the Order of Malta.

13/10/2023

Honoring the Legacy of Blessed Gerard: Memorial Mass in Shkoder

A significant and solemn event that recently unfolded at the Sanctuary Our Lady of Good Counsel, in Shkodër. The Ambassador and the diplomatic staff had the honor of attending a special memorial Mass dedicated to Blessed Gerard, the revered founder of the Order of Malta.

01/08/2023

Ambassador Palumbo appointed to the Royal Order of Skanderbeg

The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Albania, H.E. Stefano Palumbo, was appointed by HRH Crown Prince Leka II of the Albanians to the Royal Order of Skanderbeg, with the dignity of Grand Officer. 

26/06/2023

Ambassador Stefano Palumbo hosts the annual reception on the occasion of the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

On June 26, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Republic of Albania, H.E Stefano Palumbo, and his wife Valérie hosted the annual reception on the occasion of the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

22/06/2023

Statement of HMEH the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap on the appointment of Cardinal Ghirlanda as new Cardinalis Patronus

“We are honoured by the decision of Pope Francis to appoint His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda as the Cardinalis Patronus of the Order of Malta.

30/05/2023

Prince Leka II received at the Magistral Palace by Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap

Prince Leka II, sole heir of the Albanian royal family, was received at the Magistral Palace by Grand Master Fra' John Dunlap.

25/05/2023

Covid-19 Medal awarded to the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta volunteers

To acknowledge the Order’s volunteers who have put their health at risk to bring aid to those directly or indirectly affected by the virus, eight volunteers of the Albanian Organization have been awarded with  the Covid-19 Medal.

16/05/2023

Albanian President joins world leaders in congratulating Fra’ John Dunlap on his election as 81st Grand Master

The day after his election as head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the 81st Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap received numerous messages of congratulation and good wishes from…