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Diplomatic Corps: annual audience of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master: live streamed, 11 January

The Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, will receive in audience the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta tomorrow Tuesday 11 January in Rome. The audience will take place in the Magistral Villa, the Order of Malta’s seat of government, and will be restricted due to the health regulations imposed by the pandemic.
It can be followed in live streaming on the Order of Malta’s YouTube channel starting at 10.55 a.m. Rome time (9.55 GMT) link:

The meeting will be opened by the Dean of the accredited Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador Antoine Zanga of Cameroon.

A review of the Order of Malta’s main medico-social activities around the world
Fra’ Marco Luzzago will illustrate the main projects carried out during the past year to help the people most affected by the pandemic crisis, but also by the many emergencies such as conflicts and natural catastrophes. He will also note the most important diplomatic initiatives during 2021 and the main diplomatic and institutional activities planned for the coming months.

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.