Gift from the Kurdistan Regional Government to the Prime Minister of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP)
 
The Regional Government of Kurdistan has donated to HG Prof. George Popper, Prime Minister of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP) a decorative plate depicting the Citadel of Erbil in Iraq.

Sir Júlio Quaresma, Grand Cross Knight of KMFAP draws international Trophy
 

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 invited to draw the trophy of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).

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artisans, recently restored the Temple and its artistic value that the natural wear and tear of the last decades had withdrawn.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.