Pope Approves Order Barring Former Knights of Malta Grand Master From His Own Order’s Elections in Rome

Posted April 20, 2017 9:29 pm by Steve Skojec

Pope Approves Order Barring Former Knights of Malta Grand Master From His Own Order’s Elections in Rome

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the saga of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta rather extensively. If you’re unfamiliar with the main events surrounding this thousand-year-old chivalric Catholic order toppled by Pope Francis, this summary is probably the best place to start.
To recap: since that summary was written, several additional events of major significance have unfolded. In February, it was revealed that Cardinal Raymond Burke — who was appointed as Cardinal Patron of the Order in 2014 — found himself in the crosshairs of the same coup that ousted Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing and reinstated Albrecht von Boeselager.

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