The aims of the Order are:

  • to preserve and defend the Christian faith;
  • to support, care for and help the poor, the sick and dying;
  • to promote and maintain the principles of Christian chivalry and
  • to follow the teachings of Christ in all it does.

The activities of the Order are worldwide, with particular attention to Hansen’s Disease (otherwise known as leprosy). By its activities in charitable, philanthropic, health and education fields the Order contributes to the achievement of the aims and principles of the United Nations Charter and the Statute of the Council of Europe.

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