Sovereign Military Order of Malta
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Latin: Supremus Militaris Ordo Hospitalarius Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodiensis et Melitensis), also known as Order of Malta is a sovereign country in Rome, that has no territory. It was founded around 1048 in Jerusalem with the goal of giving medical care to anyone in need, regardless of religion or race.
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta
|Motto: Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum (Latin)
"Defence of the faith and assistance to the poor"
|Anthem: Ave Crux Alba (Latin)
Hail, thou White Cross
|Rome (Palazzo Malta and Villa del Priorato di Malta )
|Italian:Constitution Article 7
|John T. Dunlap
|Riccardo Paternò di Montecupo
|Alessandro de Franciscis
|Sovereign subject of international law
• Establishment of the Knights Hospitaller
• Sovereignty declared
• Seat in Rome
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They originated in Jerusalem, and after being exiled from the city they moved to the Rhodes. After that to Malta, and then lastly the went to Rome and the Pope Paschal II declared them as an independent nation though they had no territory.