Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
On its 25th anniversary, Malteser Albania has received the “Mother Teresa” decoration for its humanitarian activities in favour of the weakest social groups from the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta.
On 11 February, Ambassador Palumbo was received in an official meeting by the Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj.
While the death toll following the devastating earthquake that struck Albania last Tuesday continues to rise, the Order of Malta’s Albanian relief corps is on site to assist the hundreds of displaced persons.
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.
The Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta (Malteser Albania) has recently inaugurated a multidisciplinary centre for individuals with special needs, and in particular for Roma and Egyptian people.