Ousted Official Takes Case to Knights of Malta Court

The standoff between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta has taken a new twist, with the ousted foreign minister of the ancient aristocratic lay Catholic order appealing his suspension to the Knights’ internal tribunal.


Albrecht von Boeselager was removed December 8 after he refused a demand by the top knight to resign over revelations that the order’s charity branch distributed tens of thousands of condoms in Myanmar under his watch. Catholic teaching forbids the use of artificial contraception.


In a statement Thursday, von Boeselager said that he filed an appeal with...
11 Published By - voanews.europe - 2017.01.12. 10:23
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