Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
The Council Complete of State, on May 3rd, 2023, elected Fra' John Dunlap as Prince and 81st Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in the Magistral Villa on the Aventine, by an absolute majority of votes.
The Embassy to the Holy See organized a trip to Otricoli - historical roman town place of origin of many famous works of art, among which stands out the so called “Giove di Otricoli” - dedicated to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See and to the Sovereign Order of Malta, kindly hosted for one day by the Minister Counsellor of the Embassy to Italy, owner of a large farm in the area.
The Order of Malta, with the participation as a speaker of Ambassador Zanardi Landi, is present at the inaugural session of the Venice Conference "West and Orients", an important event of reflection and of necessary dialogue, indispensable, especially today in relation to the great geopolitical tensions between Orient and West.
Invited by Rovshan Muradov, General Secretary of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center - an international, non-political organization dedicated to build dialogue and mutual respect between cultures and peoples- Ambassador of the SM Order of Malta to the Holy See, Antonio Zanardi Landi, took part in the annual Global Baku Forum, which for its 10th Edition 2023 was titled “The World of Today: Challenges and Hopes”.
After the restoration of Casa Litta - Palazzo Orsini at Teatro Marcello, completed between the end of 2019 and the whole of 2020 where the Embassy has its headquarters, thanks to the generous support of a group of Italian and foreign friends and sponsors, the Embassy itself has resumed its activities hosting an increasing number of events and donating the resulting contributions to the direct support of a number of charitable and assistance works
The Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the Holy See hosted in Palazzo Orsini a “Conversation-Lunch” with eight Vatican correspondents from the major sectorial Press (Ansa, La Repubblica, Sky TG24, Aci Stampa, La Croix, Vatican Radio), the Grand Chancellor and the Grand Hospitaller, back from his journey in Ukraine.
Organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Pordenone and Udine, in collaboration with The European House Ambrosetti and with the scientific direction of the journalist and writer Federico Rampini, the Forum "Open Dialogues for Future" was held in Udine.
Ambassador Zanardi Landi took part in the 59th Munich Security Conference, which brings together heads of state and government, ministers and senior institutional representatives of the international community in Munich to take stock of the main challenges in the field of foreign policy and security.
The wonderful rooms of Casa Litta-Palazzo Orsini, where the Embassy to the Holy See is located, hosted a meeting between SER Monsignor Camisasca, founder of the Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo, accompanied by some thirty young Missionaries with as many members of the Sovereign Order, many of them were young volunteers directly involved in the field to help the homeless and disabled