2016-12-22 17:59:00

Press release concerning the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis, in his sollicitude for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta -- a lay religious Order (cfr. Constitutional Charter, art. 1, para. 1) that has, among its ends, that of “service to the faith and to the Holy Father” (ibid., art. 2, para. 1) – has ordered the establishment of a group of five authoritative members with the mandate of gathering evidence in order to inform the Holy See completely and in a short time about the event that has recently concerned the Grand Chancellor of the Order, Albrect Freiherr von Boeselager. This group is composed of Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, CS; Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ; Avv. Jacques de Liedekerke; Mr Marc Odendall; Mr Marwan Sehnaoui.

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