Posts Tagged ‘Order of Malta’

New Zealand implicated in donation from a dubious trust to Order of Malta

Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Germany’s Bild newspaper says a multi-million dollar donation seen to be at the centre of the Order of Malta’s recent dispute with the Holy See came from a New Zealand registered trust. Bild reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation (US$31 million) Read more

Pope moves Cardinal Burke out of Roman Curia

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Raymond Burke as Patron of the Order of Malta, in a move which leaves the US prelate out of the Roman Curia. Cardinal Burke, 66, was formerly the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest court. His role in the Order of Malta is largely a ceremonial one, without Read more

Only American curia prefect set for demotion

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Speculation is mounting that the only American to currently head a dicastery in the Roman Curia is soon to be replaced. Writing for L’Espresso, Vatican journalist Sandro Mangister posited that the next “victim” of Pope Francis’s “revolution” will be the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Raymond Burke. The Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura Read more