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  • Knights of Malta vote for new leader after papal dispute

    Knights of Malta vote for new leader after papal dispute

    • Apr 29, 2017

    The Knights of Malta have elected Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre with the title of lieutenant of the grand master. He most recently has been the grand prior in charge of the order’s Rome chapter. The election was necessary after the former Grand Master of the order, Fra’ Matthew Festing was forced to resign after a dispute with Pope Francis over the attempted ouster of an official of the order.

  • Pope meets knights of Malta before order’s contested election

    Pope meets knights of Malta before order’s contested election

    • Apr 28, 2017

    Just a few days before the Knights of Malta convene to elect a new leader, the former head of the order has returned to Rome defying the Vatican’s wishes. The former Grand Master, Matthew Festing, did not say if he would vote for himself, though in a recent plot twist the order confirmed that the new leader would only be temporary.

  • Crisis and reform: A talk with the Order of Malta’s chancellor

    Crisis and reform: A talk with the Order of Malta’s chancellor

    • Mar 30, 2017

    In an interview, the Grand Chancellor of the historic Order of Malta, Albrecht von Boeselager, talks about the order’s crisis, the path going forward, the pope’s plan for reform and what is being done to help migrants, refugees and those displaced by war and poverty.

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