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Order of Malta Australia

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1,000 Coats gifted to the Homeless in Rome at Christmas


Rome distribution after ChristmasThis Christmas, 1,000 of our Coats for the Homeless were distributed to the rough sleepers of Rome. The donation was requested by a Member of the Order in the UK, Confrere Simon Grenfell, who on learning about this Australian project thought it would be the ideal Christmas gift from the Order of Malta to Rome’s homeless during their cold winter.

Confrere Simon, contacted the Australian Association to place an order with our manufacturers for our specially designed Coats. The coats were quickly manufactured, shipped directly from the factory and arrived at the Vatican just before Christmas.

The Coats are being distributed at a soup station run by the Grand Priory and Military Corp of the Order in 100025Rome. The spread of this Australian initiative continues to grow in momentum with both the Portuguese and Scandinavian Associations looking to adopt the project.

This winter the Australian Association will distribute 6,000 of our Coats for the Homeless across Australia. This is a 100% increase on 2015.

Learn more about our Coats for the Homeless Project.

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.