The pope appears to be shaking things up at the Vatican. He’s launched an overhaul of the Knights of Malta dissolving its leadership. The knights of Malta are a major catholic religious order and so-called humanitarian group… But we know about the “humanitarian” groups don’t we?
Pope Francis also issued a new constitution for the order and installed a provisional government for it. The reason? Well, the pope claims it’s about democratization. The new constitution eliminates the rule for the grand master and the top knights requiring a noble background. The rule had effectively barred any non-Europeans from ever reaching the top ranks in the order.
Is the pope trying to distance himself from nobility?
Are we running out of royals?
Lizards don’t make the cut?
The real history of kings, queens, princes, and princesses read more like a Stephen King novel rather than a fairy-tale.