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Knights of Malta: Dear Pope Francis, mind your own business

… because it’s not like you haven’t got things to think about, amirite?

The Grand Magistry of the Sovereign Order of Malta, in response to the activities being carried out by a Group appointed by the Secretary of State of the Vatican, considers it appropriate to reiterate that the replacement of the former Grand Chancellor was an internal act of the government of the Order.

Thus, considering the legal irrelevance of this Group and of its findings relating to the legal structure of the Order of Malta, the Order has decided that it should not cooperate with it. This is to protect its sovereignty against initiatives which claim to be directed at objectively (and, therefore – quite apart from its intentions – reveals it to be legally irrelevant) questioning or even limiting said Sovereignty.

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5 thoughts on “Knights of Malta: Dear Pope Francis, mind your own business”

  1. John F. Kennedy says:

    I think the Grand Master has several options;
    1 – The Order’s members who’ve been appointed to the Vatican’s Commission should be ordered to resign from it as the commission’s purpose is to undermine / harm the Order. If they refuse the direct order, they also should be dismissed. The members who sit on this Commission are a coup.
    2 – Set up their own Commission to investigate the Pope and his “teachings”.
    3 – Invade Vatican City and rescue the Pope (Pope BXVI) and depose the Usurper.

  2. Gerard Brady says:

    The secretary of state is going to end up looking like an awful chump. The Hospitallers won’t give in to pressure and neither should they.

  3. DJR says:

    I found the following paragraph in an online Religion Digital article, which was translated into English. The translation is too funny!

    “Tomasi refers to what happened last December 6, when Cardinal Raymond Burke and Matthew Festing – Patron and Grand Master of the Order, respectively – requested the resignation of Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager , alleging that the resignation had been requested BY THE DAD.”

  4. louiseyvette says:

    Well then. Good-oh!

  5. thetimman says:

    Go, Knights!

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