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Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra' Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.

Order of Malta thanks Pope Francis for choosing to 'accelerate the process of reform'

Oct 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"As my special delegate you have all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise," the pope wrote... Read more

Fra’ Marco Luzzago.

Order of Malta opts to elect a Lieutenant of the Grand Master amid constitutional reform

Nov 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Order of Malta elected Fra’ Marco Luzzago as the Lieutenant of the Grand Master on Nov. 8. to serve... Read more

Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi.

Pope Francis names Archbishop Tomasi delegate to Order of Malta

Nov 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday named Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi his special delegate to the Order of Malta, following the resignation... Read more

Flag of the Sovereign Military Oder of Malta.

Order of Malta to elect new Grand Master amid constitutional clash

Oct 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

In normal times, the election of a new Grand Master of the Order of Malta would be a fascinating enough... Read more

An Order of Malta ambulance in Dublin, Ireland.

The Order of Malta: Serving in a time of crisis 

Oct 24, 2020

By Ed Condon

On October 23, CNA interviewed HE Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, about... Read more

Roma children practice gymnastics on horseback at an Order of Malta school in Romania.

‘I really pray for these kids’: the Catholic ambassador on a mission to help Europe’s largest minority

Aug 21, 2020

In 2013, Franz Salm-Reifferscheidt made a life-changing visit to Rome. The retired Austrian businessman had an appointment with the Grand... Read more

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre. Courtesy of the Order of Malta.

Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 75

Apr 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre died early Wednesday at the age of 75.  Read more

Newborn babies at the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Photo: Courtesy of  Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation

There's room for newborn babies at Bethlehem's Catholic hospital

Dec 20, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A half mile away from the Nativity Church, the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem also strives to be a special... Read more

Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, aboard the papal flight to Colombo, Jan. 12, 2015.

Pope Francis extends mandate of special delegate to Knights of Malta

May 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fifteen months after appointing Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu as his personal envoy to the Knights of Malta, Pope Francis extended... Read more

Fra Giacomo Dalla Torre. Courtesy of the Order of Malta.

Order of Malta elects interim Grand Master amid ongoing reform

Apr 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Order of Malta elected Fra Giacomo Dalla Torre as their interim Grand Master as the latest move in the... Read more

Albrecht von Boeselager, who was recently reinstated as Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta.

Moving forward amid crisis: A talk with the Order of Malta's chancellor

Mar 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

After what has been a tumultuous few months for the Order of Malta, Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager has opened... Read more

 Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, speaks with journalists aboard the papal flight to Colombo, Jan. 12, 2015.

Pope names Archbishop Becciu personal delegate to Order of Malta

Feb 4, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, as his personal delegate to oversee the... Read more

Albrecht von Boeselager, who was recently reinstated as Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Malta.

Knights of Malta seek to reaffirm commitment to the poor

Feb 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a tense row with the Holy See led to the resignation of their Grand Master and the reinstatement of... Read more