Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
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.
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.
The Speaker of the Albanian Parliament His Excellency Gramoz Ruci paid a courtesy visit to H.M.E.H. the Grand Master Frà Giacomo della Torre del Tempo di Sanguinetto and H.E. the Grand Hospitaller Dominique Prince de la Rochefaucauld at the Magistral Palace.
His Excellency Archbishop Monsignor Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio in Albania has honoured the Sovereign Order of Malta and its charitable activities in Albania with deep respect and special attention throughout the duration of his mandate.
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.