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To promote knowledge about the illness and remove the stigma: this is the purpose of the awareness day on Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy, organized by the Ciomal Foundation (Order of Malta International Campaign against Leprosy) on 10 July last in the Kien Khlang rehabilitation centre, in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
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The migration flows, the instability in the Middle East, the rise of xenophobic movements and the challenges the European Union is facing are just a few of the many topics discussed by the Gran Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boelesager, during his meeting with ambassadors of European countries.
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Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cape Verde, was received by Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto in the Magistral Villa on 2nd July.
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The day after 24th June, the feastday of St. John the Baptist, Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, accompanied by members of the Sovereign Council, visited the St. John Baptist Hospital to attend mass and meet the patients in this long-term care facility.
As is customary, for the feast of St. John the Baptist, the Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, accompanied by the Sovereign Council, received the diplomatic corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta in the Magistral Villa.
Pope Francis received the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, in audience today in the Vatican. During the meeting, the Grand Master illustrated the Order of Malta’s main activities in the humanitarian and diplomatic sectors last year.
The number of refugees and displaced persons around the world continues to increase every year. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are now almost 70 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, including over 22 million refugees.
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A total of 150 guests coming from Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and the Philippines attended the 2nd Asia-Pacific Summer Youth Camp, organized by Order of Malta Philippines in the picturesque Villa Escudero in Tiaong, in Quezon north of Manila, from 5 to 9 June.
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