THE KNIGHTS OF ST JOHN Part 5
A documentary on the 900 year history of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta, better known as the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta, has a two-fold nature. It is one of the most ancient religious Catholic Orders, founded in Jerusalem in around 1048. The order has always been recognized by nations as independent and only subject to international law. The order maintains armed forces and is ruled by a prince. The order also maintains medical staff around the World including the USA to provide free health care and humanitarian aid to poor people of all religious faiths.