In Rome, on 76-m to year of life has died the great master of the order of Malta Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto. As reported in the press service of the Catholic order, the cause of death of its head was an incurable disease.

the History of one of the oldest Catholic orders is closely connected with Russia. Emperor Paul I in the years of his reign was the Grand master of the Sovereign military Hospitaller order of St. John. Members of the organization were also Russian tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II. In 2012, a knight of the order became the future Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu. Historian, political scientist, Professor of MGIMO, program Director of the Valdai club Oleg Barabanov in an interview with radio Sputnik spoke about the history of the order, as well as what they do on the Hospitallers in the 21st century.

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