Order of Malta is active in Slovakia through its three official institutions:
1. Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Slovak republic - more information here.
(In charge of: Diplomatic and Bilateral Relationships and Affairs, Representation of the Order in Slovakia, Supervision over the activities in Slovakia)
Delegates and Diplomatic Corps:
Dr. Afred Princ von Schönburg-Hartenstein – Extraordinary and Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Slovak republic
Anton Gatnar – Minister
Mons. ICDr. Tibor Hajdu – Episcopal Advisor
Arno Ahornegger – Advisor
MMag. Dominik Brichta – Diplomatic Secretary of the Embassy
2. Sovereign Order of Malta Organization Slovakia (SOMOS)
(In charge of: Interior affairs of members of the Order in Slovakia)
Delegates of the Presidium:
Gróf Norbert Salburg-Falkenstein – President
Princ Johannes von Lobkowicz
MMag. Dominik Brichta – Chancellor
3. Malteser Aid Slovakia – more information
(In charge of: Charity activities in Slovakia)
JUDr. Július Brichta – President
Ing. Rudolf Páleš – Vice-President
Mgr. Peter Kružliak – Secretary
Activities in Slovakia:
In Slovakia, The Order of Malta is active through its three official institutions, that are above mentioned – The Embassy of the Order of Malta, SOMOS and Malteser Aid Slovakia.
Malteser Aid Slovakia is non-governmental organization registered at Ministry of Interior of the Slovak republic, through which all charity activities of the Order in Slovakia are carried out. Malteser Aid Slovakia´s members are members of the Order as well as registered volunteers (registered volunteers are not members of the Order). All of them are regularly participating in Order´s activities aimed to help the sick and the poor.
These activities require a cooperation with the other two Order´s institutions in Slovakia, namely The Embassy and the SOMOS. Although some of the members of SOMOS may be also members of other Order´s organizations in abroad, all their activities in Slovakia are made under the auspice of Malteser Aid Slovakia.