Order of Malta Strengthens Diplomacy for Humanitarian Aid

More+Events ♦ Published: February 6, 2024; 22:47 ♦ (Vindobona)

A major international conference in Rome, attended by the Sovereign Order of Malta's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria, H.E. DI Sebastian Prince von Schoenaich-Carolath, has strengthened the role of the Order of Malta's diplomatic service in the international community. The event included an audience with Pope Francis and provided a platform for exchange on ways to intensify international cooperation.

H.E. DI Sebastian Prince von Schoenaich-Carolath ( l.), Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the Republic of Austria, exchanging information with the Ambassador for the Czech Republic, Prince Wenzel von Lobkowicz (r.). / Picture: © Malteserorden/Nicusor Floroaica

The Order of Malta, which can trace its roots back to 1309 when it made the island of Rhodes its headquarters, enjoys special sovereignty due to its status as a subject of international law. This enables it to maintain diplomatic relations with a large number of countries and international organizations, including 16 UN organizations, the EU, and 113 countries.

At the Order of…