Panama City, Panama, Jan 22, 2019 / 09:32 am
There will be 120 volunteers of the Order of Malta in Panama for World Youth Day, with the task of "providing first aid to young pilgrims", Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Monbel, Grand Hospitalier of the Order, told CNA.
Within the Order of Malta, the Grand Hospitalier includes the office of Minister of Health and of Social Affairs, for Humanitarian Action, and for International Cooperation.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a Catholic lay religious order of a military, noble, and chivalrous nature. It is a subject of international law, and in that capacity it has diplomatic relations with over 100 states and the European Union, and also holds a Permanent Observer status at the United Nations. It is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding with Panama.
The Order of Malta is currently active in 120 countries, with a wide network of social and humanitarian work.