Archbishop ‘impressed’ by Order of Malta

Archbishop ‘impressed’ by Order of Malta Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

The Order of Malta has been commended by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for its commitment to alleviating social and spiritual suffering throughout the world. “The care of the sick and the troubled and the marginalised is an essential dimension of the Christian life and of the life of the Church. The Order of Malta and its members are called to be special witnesses to that care,” the archbishop said in a homily at a celebration in St Mary’s, Haddington Road, for the feast of St John the Baptist, patron saint of the order.

The Archbishop of Dublin also said he was “impressed” by the humanitarian message of the newly elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo dalla Torre.