[They roll over before FrankenPope and completely capitulate to his demands]
Posted by Oakes Spalding on 1/28/17
The Sovereign Council of the Order of Malta has voted to accept the resignation of their current Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing.
They resignation had been ordered by Pope Francis.
The Council consists of ten members, including the Grand Master. According to Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register, there was only one dissenting vote.
In addition, the Council acceded to the Pope’s demand that all disciplinary decrees against the expelled Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager be immediately annulled. Boeselager is again Grand Chancellor.
The Order will be now be temporarily run by Grand Commander Fra’ Ludwig Hoffman von Rumerstein until a new Grand Master is Elected.
However, real power is expected to reside in a Special Delegate appointed by the Pope.
There had been some question as to whether the Order would accept the Special Delegate, but they appear to have done so, today.
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