Skip to comments.Ex Knights of Malta Head Defies Pope Order, Plans Rome Return
Posted on 04/26/2017 4:38:59 PM PDT by marshmallow
The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said on Wednesday, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away.
A spokesperson for the Knights said Matthew Festing, who resigned on Jan. 24, had informed the group that he would come to the meeting this Saturday at its headquarters in Rome.
It was not clear if he would stand for re-election, as some of his supporters have urged him to.
On April 15, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican's deputy secretary of state, who the pope named "special delegate" to the ancient chivalric group, ordered Festing not to travel to Rome for the election.
"Your presence would re-open wounds, only recently healed, and would prevent the event taking place in an atmosphere of peace and regained harmony," Becciu said in a letter, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters from a Vatican source.
Becciu said in the letter the pope "shared" his decision and asked Festing to stay away as "an act of obedience".
Festing tendered his resignation to the pope after a month-long, highly public spat with the Vatican over the group's sovereignty.
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F**k the Satanic imposter in Rome.
The above seems like sufficient reason for someone to totally ignore what Bergie has to say.
Despite their spineless bishops (for the most part), it seems more and more lay Catholics are resisting Francis “to his face”.
The heretic Luther and all he has wrought, complete loss of morality surrounds us today , all orchestrated by non-Catholics.
Any moron can call himself (or herself) a “Reverend” and go into the religion business to get rich off the simpletons who for some strange reason I can’t begin to understand give them tons of cash.
At least the Pope and the actual CHURCH put on a good show, free bread and wine too.
“...ordered Festing not to travel to Rome for the election.”
Mr. Festing, just go, have coffee, depart and watch the tyrants get mad. Then they will be exposed as spoiled brats.
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