The death is announced of HMEH 78th Prince and Grand Master Fra' Andrew Bertie
The death is announced of HMEH 78th Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta, Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, in Rome on 7 February 2008. The Grand Commander of the Order of Malta, Baillif Frà Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, has been sworn in as Lieutenant ad interim of the Order, and remains acting head of the Sovereign Order until a new Grand Master is elected.
A book of condolences will be open at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the United Nations on Thursday, 14 February, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and on Friday, 15 February, from 9:30 to 3:30 pm.
Related press releases and news:
Funeral Announcement (02-09-2008)
Funeral: the last emotional salute (02-16-2008)
Memorial Mass Announcement (02-26-2008)