Pope sets things in Order of Malta

Pope sets things in Order of Malta

The Order of Malta has on Saturday dismissed German grootkanselier Albrecht Von Boeselager was restored. In its place has grand master Matthew Festing, the leader of the order, to abandon the field. That happened after intervention by pope Francis, that the resignation of Festing had required.

Von Boeselager was dismissed because of his involvement a few years ago with the distribution of condoms in Myanmar by the catholic Order of Malta, which formally aims the man to help.

The German fought his dismissal in december, however. The Vatican sent a commission to investigate the case, but Festing refused cooperation. Subsequently, Francis forced him on to the steps.

The Maltese Order is considered a conservative organization that has more than 12.500 members. She was granted a sovereign status. In formal terms, can the pope, therefore, not in order to intervene.

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