37th Ceremony of Investiture of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (KMFAP) between 14-15 June 2019 in Château Bela, Slovakia
Between the 14-15 June 2019 a solemn investiture of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) was held in the beautiful Chateau Belá, in Slovakia, co-organised by the Hungarian and the Slovak Grand Priories. It was the 15th time that the Order had its knighting ceremony in Slovakia, attended by postulants and guests coming from 24 countries of 4 continents.

Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (KMFAP) in the Restoration of Kwan Ti Temple of Mozambique
The Kwan Ti Temple in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, better known as the “Chinese Temple”, has one of the most beautiful altars and pieces of furniture in the artistic heritage of Mozambique. The wife of the designated Prior of KMFAP for Mozambique, Sir Luís Cruz, the artist Natália Mey who, with the mastery of the original artisans, recently restored the Temple and its artistic value that the natural wear and tear of the last decades had withdrawn.

2019/06 Diplomatic Magazine: Swearing in Ceremony of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican
On the 6th of May 2019, 23 recruits of the Pontifical Swiss Guard took their oath of loyalty in the Vatican. This year, Prof. George Popper, President of the IBSSA was also invited as a VIP guest to attend this historic event, where the size of the army unit, founded in 1506 as the group of bodyguards to Pope Julius II., was raised to 135 men...

New members of the Swiss Guard taking oath in the Vatican – Sir Antonio la Salandra became Knight of KMFAP
On the 6th May 2019 a solemn ceremony took place in the courtyard of Cortile San Damaso – next to the legendary Vatican library – where 23 new members of the Swiss Guard took oath. Beside the High Priests and high-ranking representatives of the Vatican, the Swiss and Italian Governments, the representatives of the Swiss cantons, the Swiss Army Chief Commander and senior officers, as well as the members of the Italian Diplomatic Corps were invited to this significant event.

A solemn event of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP) in Romania

On the 20th April 2019, at the invitation and high-level organisation of Sir Alexandru Tiberiu Dékány – Prior of Romania of KMFAP (Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories) and Sir Constantin Buzatu, Knight Grand Cross, a solemn event took place in Arad, Romania, in the elegant rooms of the Continental Hotel.

Sculpture by Sir Júlio Quaresma, Grand Cross Knight of KMFAP in honour of Alda Lara
The artwork of our Ambassador, the reputed Portuguese-Angolan architect and plastic artist, Sir Júlio Quaresma, Grand Cross Knight of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (KMFAP) was inaugurated on the 28th March 2019.

Joint letter of the Grand Master and the Lieutenant General of KMFAP to all the Knights and Dames
Dear Knights and Dames,

You all know that two years ago Mr. Károly András Nagy, also known as "Charles" was Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of our Government. However, exactly one year ago, on the 28th of February 2018, for several reasons both the Grand Master and the Prime Minister had reasons to loose confidence on Mr Nagy as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State, so, by the Magisterial Decree 02/18, some minor changes have been done in the our Government and Mr Károly Nagy was downgraded only to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, trying like this to control him better.