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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 of Grand … Continue reading

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Resignation of head of the Knights of Malta

At the Spanish site InfoVaticana we read:
ÚLTIMA HORA: Dimite el Gran Maestre de la Orden de Malta a petición del Papa
Según ha podido saber InfoVaticana, el Papa Francisco le habría pedido que presentara la renuncia. Matthew Festing fue elegido príncipe … Continue reading

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Order of Malta to Pope Francis: No thanks.

From the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta comes a statement to Pope Francis.  HERE
The statement is pretty thick, but in effect SMOM is standing up for itself.
The conclusion (but read the whole thing there)…
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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 to help, … Continue reading

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