• Knights of Malta elect interim leader as new grand master

    Knights of Malta elect interim leader as new grand master

    • May 2, 2018

    Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre was elected the 80th grand master of the Knights of Malta May 2 and promised to continue the reform of the order begun last year when he was elected its interim head.

  • Ancient order, modern times: Order of Malta focuses on renewal

    Ancient order, modern times: Order of Malta focuses on renewal

    • Aug 3, 2017

    After a crisis put the Knights of Malta into the media spotlight with numerous articles speculating about a rift between conservative and progressive factions within the ancient order, the organization is seeking to update its rules while holding steadfast to its most important traditions.

  • Knights of Malta vote for new leader after papal dispute

    Knights of Malta vote for new leader after papal dispute

    • Apr 29, 2017

    The Knights of Malta have elected Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre with the title of lieutenant of the grand master. He most recently has been the grand prior in charge of the order’s Rome chapter. The election was necessary after the former Grand Master of the order, Fra’ Matthew Festing was forced to resign after a dispute with Pope Francis over the attempted ouster of an official of the order.