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Order of Malta Australia


Monsignor Mario Codamo awarded the Order pro Merito Melitensi


Dili, 9 June 2018

H.E. Collin Yap presenting Msgr> Mario Codamo with the Order pro Merito Melitensi – Cross pro Piis Meritis Melitensi (Ecclesiastics Class)

Monsignor Mario Codamo, Chargé d’affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, was conferred the Order pro Merito MelitensiCross pro Piis Meritis Melitensi (Ecclesiastics Class) in recognition of his dedication to and support of the Sovereign Order of Malta’s mission in Timor-Leste.

Monsignor Mario Codamo has provided help and support in social, emotional, spiritual and sacramental care, sound advice and direction to the Order’s staff and volunteer youths, who have grown by leaps and bounds under his guidance and counsel. Monsignor Codamo passionately looks to improve and expand in what God has given him. The work he has done for the Order has reached many people in different ways around the Timorese community.


About the Order pro Merito Melitensi

The Order pro Merito Melitensi is the order of merit of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, established in 1920. It is awarded to recipients who have brought honour to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, promoted Christian values and charity as defined by the Roman Catholic Church. Conferees include prominent statesmen, such as Presidents Ronald Reagan, who received it while still in office, and George H.W. Bush.

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.