Grand Master’s call for action to reinforce humanitarian principles in face of refugee crisis
In annual address to the Order’s diplomatic corps, emphasises need to work together, creation of a common policy
Rome, 12 January 2016
Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing addresses the Diplomatic Corps, January 2016
Grand Master Fra’Matthew Festing has called for the nations of Europe to work together to manage the current refugee crisis and put a common policy and faster administrative procedures in place. He emphasised the need to reinforce the humanitarian principles stated in the post war Geneva Conventions.
In his annual address to the diplomats accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta, the Grand Master affirmed the core values of protecting lives, upholding human dignity and promoting tolerance.
For the full text of his speech, click here.