Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta
Archbishop Peter Antun Rajic and Bishop Auxiliary of Vilnius Darius Trijonis celebrated a special private Holy Mass in Vilnius Cathedral in the memory of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra' Marco Luzzago.
Fra’ John T. Dunlap, member of the Sovereign Council, was appointed this morning by Pope Francis Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The Grand Magistry announces, with deep sorrow, the return to the Father’s house of His Excellency the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, who passed away today.
Since the outbreak of the war, the Order of Malta has been engaged in Ukraine and in the bordering countries to offer emergency relief, food and psychosocial support to the thousands of refugees crossing the borders.
In the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, Malteser Ukraine has begun to supply displaced people with tents, camp beds, blankets and food. The relief items sent from Germany on Thursday arrived on Saturday and were immediately made available.
Pope Francis received in audience the Lieutenant Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi and his working group and a delegation of the Order of Malta.
To be awarded to Order of Malta members and volunteers who have risked their health