Pope Francis appoints Raymond Leo Burke Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Pope Francis appoints Raymond Leo Burke Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Rome, 08/11/2014

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been appointed today Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta by His Holiness Pope Francis. Previously Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, he succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.

“I extend a warm welcome to Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, who is from today the new Cardinalis Patronus of the Order of Malta, and I sincerely thank Pope Francis for his appointment,” the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, announced. “This role has hitherto been very capably held by Cardinal Paolo Sardi and I express my deepest gratitude, and that of all the Order’s members, for his great commitment and devotion over the past five years. He will remain one of our most eminent and esteemed confreres.”

Cardinal Burke has been a member of the Order of Malta since June 2011.

The Cardinalis Patronus of the Order of Malta is the Pontiff’s representative to the Sovereign Order of Malta and has the task of promoting its spiritual interests and that of its 13,500 members, as well as being responsible for relations with the Holy See. The Cardinalis Patronus is a distinctive element of the strong centuries-old links between the Vatican and the Order of Malta.
In 2013 the Sovereign Order of Malta celebrated the 900th anniversary of its official recognition by the Holy See as a lay religious order.

The Sovereign Order of Malta’s mission is embodied in the motto Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum, or witness to the faith and assistance to the poor and the suffering. Through its social work and healthcare activities in 120 countries the Order assists the poor, the sick and victims of war and social exclusion without distinction as to race or religion.

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  • theunhivedmind

    You will find that Jesuit-trained Cardinal Burke and Monsignor Angelo Acerbi are the real power over the Order of Malta just like our Governments have their strings pulled from within and out. Take notice that Burke is an American which might be a clue to which side controls Jorge Mario Bergoglio. If this was a demotion of Burke then Bergoglio may be part of the CEP division of the Jesuits which may be strange considering his origins in Latin America. If this was merely bringing some high authority into the Order of Malta for some reason (like an internal purge) then we could be seeing JCUSA division control. I do not think this decades old battle has ended and I believe we may well have another form of schism within the Jesuit Order going on. The Superior General is almost irrelevant to the Jesuit Order today so stop believing he runs the Order because he does not and has not since World War II. In truth the Jesuits have no Superior General since Adolfo Nicolas SJ resigned yet more proof the Order runs without a Superior General. Like with the Government of the Order of Malta, the Curia Generalizia and its internals no longer are power over the Order just a mere front these days. We do have to question why Bergoglio is purging Germanic connections within the Vatican so is that a JCUSA attack on the CEP I wonder? It is worth noting that the real Germanic anti-Pope Benedict XVI still rules and that the Jesuits are being deceptive as usual. Do not think that Bergoglio’s recent connection to the BRICS Development Bank helps us know which side he’s on within the Jesuits because it doesn’t since he will just be hedging bets. I should remind you that the Russian Orthodox Church does not like the deceptive Jesuits and you’ll only find a small amount of Jesuits in Russia such as in Novosibirsk and St Petersburg (bought in by the Order of Malta after the Bolshevik Revolution after being expelled). Russia knows how bad the Jesuits really are and I personally full endorse the actions Russia took against the deceptive Walter Ciszek SJ and how they held him as a spy in the Libianka Prison. Vladimir Putin keeps the Zionists out of the Russia.

    -= The Unhived Mind

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