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The Order’s Hospitallers meet to discuss the challenges of current crises

Rome, 25-27 March

The Order of Malta held its 28th Hospitaller Conference last weekend in Rome. Some 100 participants – the Hospitallers of the Order’s national Association and representatives of the Order of Malta’s many relief and volunteers corps – attended. The international conference is the first since the covid pandemic outbreak two years ago.

In his opening address, the Grand Hospitaller explained how the multiple crises we are facing are being confronted by the Order of Malta, in swiftly adapting to the new situations and taking action.

The war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis were at the heart of the conference discussions, with an overview of the main actions underway with the Order’s Grand Priories, Associations, relief corps and by Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta. A member of  Order of Malta Ukraine was also present and gave a touching account of the dramatic situation unfolding in the country.

A special meeting between Malteser International, the Order’s international relief service, and the Order’s Associations and Relief Corps working to assist the Ukrainian population (OMRO), discussed logistics, transport, coordination, stress management, information exchange and long-term plans for the region and the support the Order can provide.

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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.