The Order of Malta forces reform

The Order of Malta forces reform

Pope Francis through the August 31 common viewers on the Vatican. VATICAN MEDIA/by way of REUTERS

After six years of battle, the pope reaffirms his “non secular” standing, reinforcing his dependence on the Holy See.

After six years of battle with speckled foils, Francis has simply dealt a deadly blow to the Knights of the Order of Malta, who resisted his want for elementary reform and which he ended up imposing in an authoritarian mode very observed in Rome.

As of final Saturday, the Sovereign Army and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta – its official title – seems to now not be so “sovereign”, as Francis objectively beheaded its present management to position a provisional authorities . It’s the Frenchman Emmanuel Rousseau, 53, who turns into the Grand Commander. The pope additionally imposed a brand new statute, defining this establishment above all as a “non secular order, dependent, in its numerous articulations, on the Holy See”.

That is the place the nodal level of the talk was situated inside this previous establishment. A decent woman born within the yr 1048, with the Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem, who turned a humanitarian group…

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