The Malta Independent 25 April 2019, Thursday

A donation to MCCF by the Grand Master of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 09:08 Last update: about 3 months ago
H.E. Chev Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg and H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca with Dame Patricia Pedrazas Freeman, the Secretary to the President Mr Carmel Briffa and Chev Carmel Bonello
H.E. Chev Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg and H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca with Dame Patricia Pedrazas Freeman, the Secretary to the President Mr Carmel Briffa and Chev Carmel Bonello

The Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem His Excellency the Chevalier Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg paid a courtesy visit to the President of Malta Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace during his visit to Malta.

He presented Her Excellency with two framed limited edition prints by one of Malta's leading contemporary artists Luciano Micallef. These will be auctioned in one of the forthcoming auctions held by Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF).

The Order of Saint Lazarus is one of the most ancient of the European orders of chivalry, dating back to the 11th century. Today, the Order is an international self-governing, non-political, ecumenical body, having its own Constitution, while its membership is open to all men and women being practicing members of the Christian faith. Its international membership consists of Roman-catholic, Anglican, Protestant, Orthodox, and other Christians, upholding the principles of Christianity with their lives, fortunes and honour.

Its approximately five thousand members in 54 jurisdictions in 37 countries, including Malta, are dedicated to the care and assistance of the poor and the sick, including lepers, and to promote and maintain the principles of Christian chivalry.

Grand Master Francisco de Borbón was accompanied by Deputy Vice Grand Chancellor Dame Patricia Pedrazas Freeman and the Commander of the Grand Commandery of the Castello, Chev Carmel Bonello.


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