Order of Malta

New Order of Malta Government Shares Its Vision for the Future

Re-instated Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager outlines his priorities as Pope Francis appoints his Special Delegate to the ancient chivalric Order. By Edward Pentin, February 4, 2017 Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu as his special delegate to the Sovereign... read more

Pope names Archbishop Becciu personal delegate to Order of Malta

by Elise Harris Vatican City, Feb 4, 2017 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Archbishop Giovanni Becciu, substitute of the Secretariat of State, as his personal delegate to oversee the “spiritual and moral” reform of the Order of Malta, with particular attention to the... read more

A Note on the Sovereignity of the Order of Malta and the Temporal Power of the Pope

Posted by Sacerdos Romanus at 1/27/2017 In his op-ed on the Holy See's intervention in the affairs of the Order of Malta here at Rorate, Prof. de Mattei states that the Holy Father “knew he hadn’t any legal title to intervene in the internal affairs of a sovereign Order,” and our editor,... read more

Dispute escalates between Vatican, Knights of Malta

Catholic World News, January 17, 2017 The Vatican has underlined its commitment to an investigation into controversy within the Knights of Malta, after the head of that order charged that an investigating committee was troubled by “serious accusations of a conflict of interest.” In a... read more

Vatican: Pope Francis to name delegate to run Order of Malta

By Associated Press, posted  25 Jan 2017 The Order's Grand Master, Fra' Matthew Festing, offered his resignation to the Pope on Tuesday The Vatican said Wednesday it was taking over the embattled Order of Malta in an extraordinary display of papal power after the Order’s grand master... read more

Pope ordered Card. Burke to clean out Freemasons from the Knights of Malta

BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY, JANUARY  11, 2017     EUROPE It has emerged that during a meeting between Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke in November about the scandal of the Knights of Malta distributing condoms and oral contraceptives in Africa, the Holy Father instructed Cardinal Burke to... read more

Knights of Malta refuse to assist ‘irrelevant’ Vatican investigation

By Associated Press, posted 11 Jan 2017 Knights say investigation is aimed at limiting order's sovereignty The Knights of Malta, the ancient Catholic lay order, is refusing to cooperate with a Vatican investigation into the sacking of a top official over a condom scandal — and is warning... read more


by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 29, 2016 Fired Grand Chancellor vows to fight "for justice" ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is continuing with his investigation into the internal affairs of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in... read more