Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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a service which was carried out intensively during both World Wars. The Military Corps

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of Canadian Biography Online series 1000-1700 volume 1 publication-place Ottawa publisher Queen's Printer for Canada url http: accessdate 11 January 2010 ref harv Memberships Burns is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and is a life-long member of Red Sox Nation.

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of whom were destitute and terminally ill or both, at four hospitals, William E. Simon made a personal commitment to serve the sick and poor. He was also a well-known philanthropist, and created hundreds of scholarships for underprivileged students at both the high school and college level. He endowed chairs at numerous institutions, including the William E. Simon Chairs in Political Economy at Lafayette College, his alma mater, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies a prominent

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THE MALTESE FLAG author Ordine di Malta publisher accessdate 13 November 2014 Under the terms of the agreement, the flag of Malta is to be flown together with the flag of the Order in a prominent position over Saint Angelo. No asylum may be granted by the Order and generally the Maltese courts have full jurisdiction and Maltese law shall apply. A number of immunities and privileges are mentioned in the second bilateral treaty. No such immunities were contemplated by the first treaty.<

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) was an influential and popular British (United Kingdom) writer on heraldic (heraldry) subjects and a long-serving officer of arms (Officer of Arms) at the College of Arms in London. In 1947, while still a student, Brooke-Little founded the Society of Heraldic Antiquaries, now known as The Heraldry Society and recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field. He served as the society's chairman for 50 years and then as its President from 1997 until his death in 2006. In addition to the foundation of this group, Brooke-Little was involved in other heraldic groups and societies and worked for many years as an officer of arms; beginning as Bluemantle Pursuivant, Brooke-Little rose to the second highest heraldic office in England: Clarenceux King of Arms. In addition to his honours in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Little also served as Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1973 to 1977. He was first admitted to the Order as a Knight of Magistral Grace, and would eventually hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion. He was also honoured with the Order of Merito Melitense in 1964 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The American College of Heraldry. In addition to these honours, he held the Cruz Distinguida (1st class) de San Raimundo de Penafort. Education and World War II Monckton was educated at Harrow School and then read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1939. He converted to Roman Catholicism at Cambridge University, and was later a Knight of St John (Order of Malta). He was bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Obedience. Viscount Monckton was an active supporter and long time member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and held the rank of Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice as well as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, its sister order. Criptana, located about two kilometers east of the present city center, was granted, under the name of Chitrana, by the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) in 1162 to the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Mozarab nobleman Miguel Assaraff in order that it be resettled. Later it passed to the Order of Santiago, forming the center of an estate that also had property in Villajos and Pedro Muñoz. By the 14th century it was again depopulated. - 100px (File:Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.svg) 1130 — Sovereign Military Order of Malta The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a red rectangular flag quartered by a white cross. In June 2001, Lennon was installed as a Knight of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Diocese of Cleveland - Bishops *Rock paintings and Neolithic archaeological remains *Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar (16th-17th centuries), located in the highest sector of the town. Founded by the Military Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) during the 13th century, it is one of the best example of Aragonese Gothic (Gothic architecture) architecture, with influences from the Cistercian style. It has a nave and two aisles, the former covered by cross vaults supported by semicolumns, in turn placed over pilasters. The transept area was added in 1515. The bell tower is modern, dating to 1818, while from the Gothic edifice is the western portal, built in 1412 and featuring a rich decoration with contrasts with the sober interior. *''Torre de Salamanca'', located on a hill outside the town and built by general Salamanca in 1874. History of the order The Order of Saint Lazarus (Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem) was established as a military and religious community at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, probably some years before 1090. Presuming a foundation date of 1099 for the Order of the Hospital (now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), the Order of Saint Lazarus is arguably the oldest surviving of the medieval military-religious knightly orders. From its inception, the order was concerned with the relief of leprosy, and many of its members were lepers who had been knights in other orders. It became very rich, its practices dubious, and its funds much abused. With the fall of Acre (Siege of Acre (1291)) in 1291 the knights of St Lazarus fled the Holy Land and Egypt and settled in France and, in 1311, in Naples. In the sixteenth century, the order declined in credibility and wealth. With papal support, Duke of Savoy became Grand Master in 1572.

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;nbsp;– 11 January 2009) *Paolo Sardi (6 June 2009&nbsp;– 8 November 2014) *Raymond Leo Burke (8 November 2014&nbsp;– present) Membership 120px thumb upright A Knight of Grace and Devotion in contemporary Religious habit habit (File:Knight of Malta XXI century.JPG). Membership in the order is divided into three classes and subdivided into several categories, i.e.:

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'' (1964), and rejects the notion that recognition of the Order by some states can make it a subject of international law. Conversely, professor Rebecca Wallace —writing more recently in her book ''International Law'' (1986)—explains that a sovereign entity does not have to be a country, and that SMOM is an example of this. <


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could be citizens there. The other S.M.O.M.ians were to be citizens of the country they lived in." Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 2008-12-26 by rob raeside: "by agreement with the Italian government, citizens of the S.M.O.M. are limited to three: the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Chancellor. These carry S.M.O.M. passports. The numerous other members of the order remain citizens of their own respective countries

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

The '''Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta''' (

SMOM is the modern continuation of the original medieval order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Joint Declaration of SMOM and the Alliance of the Orders of St John of Jerusalem, Rome, 22 October 2004. known as the ''"Fraternitas Hospitalaria"'' (Knights Hospitaller) and later as the Knights Hospitaller, a group founded in Jerusalem around the year 1050 as an Amalfitan (Duchy of Amalfi) hospital to provide care for poor and sick pilgrims (pilgrimage) to the Holy Land. After the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a military order (Military order (society)) under its own charter. Following the loss of Christian held territories of the Holy Land to Muslims (Islam), the order operated from Rhodes (1310–1523), and later from Malta (1530–1798), over which it was sovereign.

Although this state came to an end with the ejection of the order from Malta by Napoleon Bonaparte, the order as such survived. It retains its claims of sovereignty under international law and has been granted permanent observer status (United Nations General Assembly observers) at the United Nations. Permanent Observer Mission of the Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York official website. Retrieved 2010-08-02. The order is notable for issuing its own international passports for travel, postal stamps, along with its formal insignia, often portrayed as a white or gold Maltese cross. The order nominally invokes the Blessed Virgin Mary under the venerated Marian title of ''"Our Lady of Mount Philermos"'' as its patroness and spiritual intercessor.

Today the order has about 13,000 members; 80,000 permanent volunteers; and 20,000 medical personnel including doctors, nurses, auxiliaries and paramedics in more than 120 countries. The goal is to assist the elderly, handicapped, refugeed, children, homeless, those with terminal illness and leprosy in all parts of the world, without distinction of race or religion. As the order's website says, "Its programmes include medical and social assistance, disaster relief in the case of armed conflicts and natural catastrophes, emergency services and first aid corps, help for the elderly, the handicapped and children in need and the provision of first aid training, and support for refugees and internally displaced persons regardless of race, origin or religion." In several countries—including France, Germany and Ireland—the local associations of the order are important providers of first aid training, first aid services and emergency medical services. Through its worldwide relief corps—Malteser International—the order is also engaged to aid victims of natural disasters, epidemics and armed conflicts.

In February 2013 the order celebrated its 900th anniversary recognising the Papal bull of sovereignty ''"Pie Postulatio Voluntatis"'' formally issued by Pope Paschal II on 15 February 1113, with a general audience given by Pope Benedict XVI and a Holy Mass celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone at Saint Peter's Basilica.

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