Pope Francis reinstates disgraced Order of Malta official who distributed condoms

Pope Francis re-instated a disgraced former ranking official of the Order of Malta who was sacked after an investigation revealed he distributed condoms, contrary to Church teaching.

Albrecht von Boeslager, the German former Grand Chancellor, was fired and suspended from the Order by Matthew Festing, head of the Order of Malta, with the blessing of Cardinal Raymond Burke, Patron of the Order of Malta.

Documents uncovered by the Lepanto Institute show that von Boeselager oversaw the distribution of condoms and oral contraceptives while he was Grand Hospitaller, the person in charge of the charitable work of the Order, through its international charity Malteser International. Likewise, documents from the World Health Organization, Three Disease Fund, Save the Children, and UNAIDS all show that Malteser was responsible for distributing and promoting contraception. The distribution and promotion of contraception were part of Malteser’s role as a grantee and partner of these organizations, the documents indicate.

Pope Francis Asks Head of the Order of Malta to Resign

Christopher Lamb, writing for the Catholic weekly newspaper The Tablet, reported on 5 January that Pope Francis has explicitly requested from Festing to retain von Boeselager as its Grand Chancellor.  Lamb then quotes a letter sent to Matthew Festing, written by Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, in which he explains that Pope Francis does not wish the dismissal of von Boeselager to take place.

“I wish first of all to reiterate that these measures [the sacking and suspension of Boeselager] must not be attributed to the will of the Pope or his directives,” the cardinal wrote in a letter to Festing on 21 December. “As I expressed to you in my letter of 12 December 2016: ‘as far as the use and diffusion of methods and means contrary to the moral law, His Holiness has asked for dialogue as the way to deal with, and resolve, eventual problems. But he has never spoken of sending someone away!’”

Festing has refused to comply to the request of the Pope to re-instate Boeslager, insisting that as a sovereign entity, the Order had sole jurisdiction over this “internal matter”.

The Pope then formed a Vatican commission to “investigate” the Order of Malta following the issue. On January 25, Festing formally submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, after the Pope asked him to resign amid the controversy.

Festing is known for his orthodox and unwavering devotion to the Faith. After the resignation of Festing, Von Boesleger was re-instated by Pope Francis, despite his involvement in distribution of condoms.

The Holy See Essentially Annexed Another Sovereign Entity

Critics are saying that the resignation of Festing, and the intervention of Pope Francis, essentially ended 900 years of legal sovereignty of the Order of Malta. Canon lawyer Dr. Edward Condon said regarding the unprecedented papal intervention: “In terms of international law, the Holy See just annexed another sovereign entity.” Catholic University of America canon law professor Kurt Martens said that this was a “serious violation of international law”, and that the United Nations should “intervene”.

The eleventh-century Knights are Catholicism’s oldest military Order, running charitable initiatives across the globe – they are also treated as a sovereign entity with diplomatic relations with countries across the world. Festing, formerly known by the title of “His Most Eminent Highness”, is a quasi-head of state and treated as an honorary cardinal.

Pope reinstates priest guilty of sex abuse

While the Pope has been brutal in his crackdown on the more “conservative” elements of the Church, he is known to refuse stricter chastening methods when it is about those who promote a laxer or more liberalizing moral agenda.

Pope Francis and his cardinal allies have been known to interfere with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) judgments on abuse cases. Consider the case of Fr. Mauro Inzoli. Inzoli lived in a flamboyant fashion and had such a taste for flashy cars that he earned the nickname “Don Mercedes.” He was also accused of molesting children. He allegedly abused minors in the confessional. He even went so far as to teach children that sexual contact with him was legitimated by scripture and their faith. When his case reached the CDF, he was found guilty. And in 2012, under the papacy of Pope Benedict, Inzoli was defrocked.

In 2014, however, Pope Francis re-instated Fr. Mauro Inzoli, despite being judged guilty of sexual abuse, called him back into the active priesthood where he remains, and invited him to “a life of humility and prayer.”

Last summer of 2016, however, civil authorities finished their own trial of Inzoli, convicting him of eight offenses. Another 15 lay beyond the statute of limitations. The Italian press hammered the Vatican, specifically the CDF, for not sharing the information they had found in their canonical trial with civil authorities. Of course, the pope himself could have allowed the CDF to share this information with civil authorities if he so desired.∎

by Jonas Malthusia, Veritas


  1. The Church(Physical) of the day is void of spiritual understandings & dangerously moving in the prophecy of the “Great Apostasy” .But Christ & his saints never let the Faithful down, to the Church that moves in the spirit called “Faithful’ led by St. Peter himself unto the prophecy of Joel/Rom 8:19, the truth of the one holy catholic & apostolic church. against which the gates of hell will not prevail.
    Now, said Aaaron to Moses in the wilderness regarding the “Golden Calf” of the manner “The gold was taken from the women & put into the fire & out popped the calf” Magic/Occult ? This fire seems quiet a “Strange Fire” , & where the two sons of Aaron were struck dead for using the “strange fire” when offering unto God. And the mixed multitude that came out of Egypt, by the “Golden calf” they worshipped. Only goes to say the “strange fire” denotes Evolution & that “Holy Cow” is all about the worship of Evolution. The Delusion, the Great Lie.
    When Evolution becomes worshipped as god, there is created a vaccum in ones heart in place of god, & this vacuum eventually becomes filled with oneself as god, in place of or replacing god to the serpents words “Ye be as gods” unto man as god, without god, into the Prophecy of the Abomination that causes the desolation.
    Daniel “He will not regard the god of his fathers, or any god, but in his own estate(privately) worship a “Strange god”—-” reveals the hindu(Egypt) monkey warrior god, that people like Obama carries with him as idols, simple denoting man evolved from the monkeys, Evolution as god, is to know that the OM of hinduism is but the sound of Evolution .
    Even the warning of St. Pope Pius X against “Modernism” (Faith sans time) where he specified it as Evolution, to man as god.
    By the way Pope Francis did utter something about “magic wand: “evolution” etc- Strange in deed.

  2. Bergolio is no longer simply a heretical, but he is now also an apostate pope. We should not
    cease to pray for him, however his name should dare not be mentioned in holy mass. Our lord
    must and will soon step in and clean up. We must love and implore our holy family to encloke
    us with its guidence and mercy……….. Only those that persevere to the very end will be saved.

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