The Pope met secretly with Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta and pressured him for his resignation, which Festing gave. This took place after the Order removed its Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager, for denying knowledge that a program funded by the Order had distributed condoms.
May 27, 2021
Pope Francis sent a letter of encouragement to Fr. James Martin, SJ, to encourage him in his ministry favoring the legitimization of homosexual orientations.
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