Statement concerning the resignation of the Grand Master
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See Press Office has released a statement concerning the resignation of Fra’ Matthew Festing from the office of Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta:
“Yesterday, 24 January 2017, in audience with the Holy Father, His Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing resigned from the office of Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
“Today, 25 January, the Holy Father accepted his resignation, expressing appreciation and gratitude to Fra’ Festing for his loyalty and devotion to the Successor of Peter, and his willingness to serve humbly the good of the Order and the Church.
“The governance of