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Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Order of Malta's traditional new year audience (Order of Malta)

In a statement, the Holy See ‘reaffirmed its confidence’ in the commission appointed to investigate the order

Order of Malta leader Fra’ Matthew Festing talks to Pope Francis (AP)

Fra’ Matthew Festing defended his actions in a letter to the order’s membership

Cardinal O'Malley at a Vatican press conference (CNS)

Pope Francis names Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the newest member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

A migrant ship stranded on 30 miles off the Libyan coast (PA)

Italy’s coastguard said only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship carrying 100 people off the Libyan coast

A priest looks in the window of the newly opened McDonald's near the Vatican (CNS)

Volunteers to distribute a specially prepared menu including a double cheeseburger

Cardinal Angelo Amato (CNS)

Cardinal Amato says the next biggest producers of Causes are Spain, Poland and Brazil

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Grand Master Fra' Matthew Festing insists that the order remains loyal to the Pope (CNS)

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

Pope Francis: 'We join in the pain of the victims and weep for this sin' (AP)

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts

John Edward Critien of the Knights of Malta is pictured at the order's headquarters in Rome in 2015 (CNS)

The order has denied the legality of the Vatican probe