ORDER OF MALTA
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St.John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta.
The Order of Malta – founded in Jerusalem 960 years ago – is a sovereign subject of international law and a lay religious order of the Catholic Church. It has bilateral diplomatic relations with more than 100 States, permanent observer status at the United Nations, the European Union and numerous international organisations.
Exactly ten years after the first conference in the region, on 4 October last in Prague the Order of Malta’s bodies and diplomatic missions operating in central and eastern Europe met in the Grand Priory of Bohemia.