Cardinal: Renewal of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes deeper than swords

Cardinal: Renewal of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes deeper than swords

CNA—The leader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre has defended changes to the order’s rituals amid criticism that the swearing-in rite no longer features a sword. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the order’s Grand Master, told CNA that the changes did not mark a break with tradition and were part of a broader reform linked…

Order of the Knights of Malta elect Dalla Torre 80th Grand Master

Order of the Knights of Malta elect Dalla Torre 80th Grand Master

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre was elected Wednesday the 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a position usually held for life. Dalla Torre’s predecessor, Matthew Festing, resigned from the position in 2017. The election took place May 2, and was conducted by the 54 members of the Council Complete of State, the electing…