Grand Master’s keynote address to the diplomatic corps
Rome 8 January 2013
The Grand Master greets ambassadors
The Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, received today at the Magistral Villa on the Aventine the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta for the annual audience at the start of each year. It is the occasion on which he updates the Ambassadors with a keynote speech on the worldwide activities carried out by the Order during the previous year, and its current concerns.
The Sovereign Order of Malta has bilateral diplomatic relations with 104 countries. It is a unique humanitarian diplomatic network to assist in furthering the Order’s charitable works for those in need.
Read the text of the Grand Master’s keynote address