From 29 April to 4 May Lourdes welcomed some 7000 members and volunteers, including 1500 sick people, coming from 44 countries on five continents. The Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing gave a warm and special greeting to pilgrims from Albania, Kenya, Senegal, Palestine, Syria and Iraq.
The Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta is one of 12 partners of the project Erasmus+ “Multimedia multipliers for margins”. This project is the advanced form of citizen journalism, which aims to empower and represent the views of vulnerable groups, but at the same time it represents an innovative model of training tools for young people.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is a period of prayer for Catholics held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), 2015 to the Feast of Christ the King (November 20), 2016.
There will be almost 2,500 volunteers of the Sovereign Order of Malta active in Rome during the 12 months of this Extraordinary Jubilee.
The oldest football club in Albania, Vllaznia, has joined the initiative of the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta in the context of autism awareness month.