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Knights of Malta Tell Pope Francis To Stay Out of Our Internal Affairs

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DEC. 24, 2016, 3:45 A.M. E.S.T.

VATICAN CITY — The Order of Malta, the ancient Roman Catholic aristocratic lay order, has told Pope Francis that his decision to launch an investigation into the ouster of a top official over an old condom scandal is “unacceptable.” 533 more words

Keyhole

This was a nasty piece to shoot.  It’s called the Keyhole, and is at the Priory of the Knights of Malta on Aventine Hill in Rome. 129 more words

Donald Trump’s Vision of the New Jerusalem. Is it Messianic?

When I read that Donald Trump was proudly proclaiming to return the headquarters of the American embassy to Jerusalem, it was akin to something I might read in medieval history books. 511 more words

Religion

Malta is cool

Actually, a little cooler than we expected — and not in a good way. Leslie and I thought we would enjoy highs near 70 degrees F. 714 more words

Travel

A Guide to Exploring Valletta: Malta's Tiny, But Mighty, Capital City

Malta’s capital, Valletta, is a grande dame undergoing rapid change. With more than 300 monuments crammed into the city’s small peninsular borders, Valletta has one of the… 11,474 more words

Travel

Order of Chivalry: St.John

In 1048, the Order of St.John was born by Amalfian merchants, and its founder the Blessed Gerard.  First came the construction of a church, convent and hospital in Jerusalem, offering care to pilgrims of any faith.  439 more words

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