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Chief of the Vichy Knights of Malta forbids the Extraordinary Form

UPDATE 11 June: A spokeswoman for the @orderofmalta in Rome has confirmed to me this morning that this June 10 letter of the Grand Master banning all liturgical ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form within the Order is genuine. pic.twitter.com/J2aUrCUiWY — … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Francis’ private letter about power struggle over Knights of Malta

UPDATE: At the Register Ed Pentin provides some explanations.  HERE Originally Published on: Jan 30, 2019 Wikileaks.   Whatever you may think of Wikileaks, this is interesting.  HERE My emphases: Pope’s Private Letter Reveals Early Involvement in Power Struggle 30 January, 2019 Documents released by … Continue reading

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The Sovereign Merciless Order of Malta – Another step toward creepy.

UPDATE 12 April 2018: This whole thing reminds me of something. Do any of you remember waaaaay back in the 1980’s when John Paul II removed the head of the Jesuits and replaced him with his own pick Father, later … Continue reading

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Knights of Malta to elect a new Grand Master – with a twist?

This is interesting.  Is someone backing off a little? From the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta (SMOM): The government of the Order of Malta to convene the Council Complete of State on 29 April to elect the … Continue reading

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Big Changes Strike the Knights of Malta

UPDATE: From the SMOM: Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein assumes the office of Lieutenant ad interim, Albrecht Boeselager resumes his office as Grand Chancellor The Sovereign Council, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta, met this afternoon in the … Continue reading

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The two smallest nations on earth have squared off: the Vatican City State and the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta.   I understand that San Marino may be readying for its own move. The often amusing Eye … Continue reading

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Is the Vatican City State annexing the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta?

The Holy See issued a press release about the SMOM (aka Knights of Malta) dust up. HERE Traduzione in lingua inglese Yesterday, 24 January 2017, in audience with the Holy Father, His Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing resigned from the office … Continue reading

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The Vatican v. The Knights of Malta – High Drama – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 Jan 2017: The UK publication The Tablet (aka The Pill) claims to have seen letters indicating that Pope Francis did not want the Albrecht von Boeselager thrown out as Grand Chancellor and then suspended from the Order. Their headline… just … Continue reading

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