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Order of Malta: currently 500 passports in circulation

The Order of Malta has declared in a statement that in 2016 it issued 155 passports. In total, about 500 passports circulate currently. Diplomatic passports are granted only to the members of the …
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The English speaking media was correct to claim that the Order only issues three ordinary passports, by agreement with the government of Italy these are issued to:
(i) The Grand Master ( ).
(ii) The Grand Commander (since May 2014 Fra' Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein who also has an Austrian passport).
(iii) The Grand Chancellor (since May 2014… More