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  • Pope’s takeover of Knights of Malta brings chance for needed reform

    Pope’s takeover of Knights of Malta brings chance for needed reform

    • Jan 29, 2017

    Far from being an autocratic intervention in the affairs of a ‘sovereign’ state, the pope’s decision to appoint a delegate to govern the Order of Malta following the resignation of its Grand Master reflects his duty of care to a Catholic organization in need of serious reform. Despite attempts to portray Francis as an autocrat, he’s doing no more than what popes have always done for Catholic groups in similar circumstances.

  • In win for Pope Francis, Knights of Malta accept leader’s resignation

    In win for Pope Francis, Knights of Malta accept leader’s resignation

    • Jan 28, 2017

    In what’s likely to be seen as a big win in the Vatican’s clash with the Knights of Malta, the order’s Sovereign Council accepted the resignation of their Grand Chancellor as requested by Pope Francis and appointed an interim replacement. The Knights of Malta also pledged cooperation with a papal delegate, and voiced gratitude for the Vatican’s “interest in and care for the order.”

  • How the pope’s history with the Knights of Malta could be linked to the current row

    How the pope’s history with the Knights of Malta could be linked to the current row

    • Jan 13, 2017

    There may well be more behind the Order of Malta’s angry rebuttal of Pope Francis’s attempt to investigate alleged improprieties than meets the eye. Francis’s unhappy experience with the Knights in Argentina may have something to do with it.

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