The Maltese Cross was projected on the famous Rio de Janeiro statue in Brazil.

This was done yesterday to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of the first Grand Master Blessed Gerard who was also the founder of the Order of Saint John.

Grand Master Gerard founded the Order of Saint John in Jerusalem in the 11th Century. The order of Saint John came to Malta in 1530 and took charge of the islands until 1798.

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