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 22 January, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Albania Stefano Palumbo attended the enthronement ceremony of the new Archbishop of Tirana-Durrës.
On January 19, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Albania H.E. Stefano Palumbo, accompanied by the First Secretary of the Embassy Mr. Stiven Shala, paid a courtesy visit to Mayor of Lezhe, Mr. Pjerin Ndreu.
With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who has died today in Malta at 71. He served as Grand Master until January 2017.
With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and 80th Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, which took place in Rome on 29 April following an incurable disease diagnosed a few months ago.
On 11 February, Ambassador Palumbo was received in an official meeting by the Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj.
At the request of Ambassador Palumbo , the CISOM team composed by Alberto Clerici and Alessandro Martini, participated in the meetings held in the offices of the Port of Durres to explore possible collaborations between CISOM, the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta and the Port.