The Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ John Dunlap, was received in audience this morning at the Vatican by Pope Francis. The meeting was traditionally attended by members of the Sovereign Council and the Order’s Ambassador to the Holy See. Characterised by great cordiality, the meeting was an opportunity to illustrate to the Holy Father the Order of Malta’s main activities in the spiritual, humanitarian and diplomatic fields over the past year. Pope Francis listened attentively, exhorting the Order to continue on the path of commitment to the victims of war and the many conflicts that inflame the planet.
Before being received by Pope Francis, Fra’ John Dunlap, the Grand Commander, the Grand Chancellor and the Ambassador had talks with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.
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