Vatican: Pope Francis to name delegate to run Order of Malta

Full text of Vatican statement

Yesterday (January 24), in audience with the Holy Father, His Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing resigned from the office of Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Today (January 25) the Holy Father accepted his resignation, expressing appreciation and gratitude to Fra’ Festing for his loyalty and devotion to the Successor of Peter, and his willingness to serve humbly the good of the Order and the Church.

The governance of the Order will be undertaken ad interim by the Grand Commander pending the appointment of the Papal Delegate.

Source: Vatican: Pope Francis to name delegate to run Order of Malta – CatholicHerald.co.uk

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