National Geographic : 1970 Jun
Crusaders for charity, red jacketed Knights of Malta celebrate the Feast of St. John, their patron, at Villa Malta. Grand Commander FriVittorio Marullo di Con dojanni, center, talks with Don Antonio Rodriguez, a diplomatic representative of Chile, one of 34 nations that recognize the knights' three acre Rome headquarters as a sovereign state. The 900 year-old order of chivalry, founded in Jerusalem before the Crusades, performs good works worldwide through hospitals, ambulance corps, and relief for refugees. 767 EKTACHROMESANDKODACHROME(UPPERLEFT) © N.G.S .