Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
Ambassador Stefano Palumbo had the pleasure of joining the reception organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Albania to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
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.
In coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Albanian organisation of the Order of Malta has been actively involved in supporting refugees from Afghanistan since last August, when – after two decades – the US troops left the country.
On June 28, the Ambassador of the Sovereign order of Malta to the Republic of Albania, H.E Stefano Palumbo, and his wife Valerié hosted the annual reception on the occasion of the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Sovereign Order 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.
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.