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The order has accepted Fra’ Matthew Festing’s resignation

The difficulties of the 1950s, recorded in a celebrated novel, have many parallels to today

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

The US president is likely to get an earful, but on one topic he might receive a word of thanks

Protestant and Orthodox Christians may well ask what this says about the institution of the papacy

The Order will meet to discuss the resignation of Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing

The Pope also told the faithful that women were more courageous than men

The Order’s Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing, offered his resignation to the Pope on Tuesday

The US cardinal made the remarks in a letter to the priests of the Washington Archdiocese.

Fra’ Matthew Festing met with Pope Francis on Tuesday and offered his resignation