Francis intervenes in the ongoing constitutional reform [= destruction] of the formerly sovereign Order of Malta by giving more power to Cardinal Silvano Tomasi, 81, Francis' Special Delegate to the Order.
In an October 25 letter, Francis grants Tomasi “all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise for the implementation of the mandate entrusted to him.” This includes the ordinary government of the Order, even derogating, if necessary, from the current Constitutional Charter and the current Maltese Code.
Tomasi will convene an next Extraordinary General Chapter at his preferred date and chair it. He will als decide upon composition of the Chapter and its procedure.
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