Order of Malta

The Pope’s delegate had earlier asked Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master, to stay away from the ballot

The request was sent by the order’s leadership in an email

The 2016 report also said Malteser International’s official policy was ‘inconsistent with Church teaching’

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The former leader of the Knights of Malta speaks out for the first time since the Pope asked for his resignation

Fra’ Matthew Festing said if the Order of Malta wanted him to return, he would have to consider it