Pope meets with Grand Master of the Order of Malta

pope maltaOn Monday morning, Benedict XVI welcomed the prince and grand master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing.

The 79th Prince and Grand Master, greeted the Pope at the Vatican along with other high ranking members of the Order.

The meeting between the two took place just a day after the Catholic Church celebrated the birthday of St. John the Baptist, who is the patron saint of the Order of Malta.