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Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the Order of Malta’s council that all decisions taken in recent weeks are ‘null and void’

The curia remains a place where cliques have more authority than the law. It doesn’t bode well

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Albrecht von Boeselager has filed an appeal against his suspension with an internal tribunal

Unless the Pope formally abrogates the Order’s rights, no Vatican department can investigate the Order – and certainly not the Secretariat of State

The Order of Malta, like the Vatican, is a sovereign body. For one to investigate the other is simply incoherent

Fra’ Matthew Festing said the Order would follow the Pope at this ‘complex and difficult time’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin recommended coordinated international efforts to end exploitation in the fishing industry

In his notes for the book Pope Francis said even in St Peter’s Square he tries ‘to look at a precise face’ rather than just a crowd

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