Knights of Malta visit King of Sweden

October 10, 2013

According to the Swedish Royal Court:

On Friday 4 October, The King received representatives of the…the Order of Malta at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The King has been patron of the Swedish Order of Saint John since 1974. During their visit to Sweden, representatives…also visited Stockholm Nursing Home and Stockholm City Mission.

The Order of Saint John first came to Sweden in the early 12th century, building a monastery at the burial site of the English monk Saint Eskil in what is now Eskilstuna. A smaller monastery was founded in Stockholm in the 14th century, and a hostel was built north of Kalmar….

To read the entire article from the Swedish Royal Court, please click here.

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in the Polish Senate. Photo by Michał Koziczyński

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in the Polish Senate. Photo by Michał Koziczyński

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