Annual Communication of the French National Grand Lodge. GLNF has a new Constitution

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Paris, France. On April 12, 2014 took place the Annual Communications of the French National Grand Lodge. The event took place in the "Grande Arche à La Défense". This event is an important one in the history of the Grand Lodge. 

Also on April 12, 2014, were adopted, among others, the following measures (approved with 99.89% of votes):

1. The mandate of the Grand Master is of 3 years and may be reelected only once;
2. Grand Master is the President of the Association;
3. All regulations will be published in a single book;
4. The Council of the Wise may initiate the impeachment procedure of the Grand Master;
5. It was establish the procedure for voting by mail or online;
6. Etc.

The French National Grand Lodge will operate now under a new constitution, which will lead to the final restoration of its status as sole Regular Grand Lodge (recognized) in France.

Stefano Bisi was installed Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy

Rome, Italy. The Annual Communication and the Ceremony took place in Rimini. In the past 15 years the Grand Orient of Italy was led by Gustavo Raffi. Stefano Bisi (56 years old) leads Siena News online newspaper and entered into Freemasonry in 1982 (also Bisi is a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and of the York Rite).

The Parliamentary Agency (of Italy) considers this a historic event. In his speech, Bisi quoted Seneca, Kant, Bob Kennedy, Gianna Nannini, Ivano Fossati, Rino Gaetano etc. Gustavo Raffi gave an important rplace to women in his speech and he said, "Let us learn from Pope Francis."

United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria restored relations with the French National Grand Lodge

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Sofia, Bulgaria. On March 27, 2014, the United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria decided to resume Masonic relations with the French National Grand Lodge (GLNF). The vote was unanimous.

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has resumed relations with the French National Grand Lodge

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Philadelphia, United States. On March 25, 2014, the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania announced that Masonic relations were resumed with the French National Grand Lodge. The decision was taken in December 2013. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest Grand Lodges in the world and the United States.

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has recognized the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay

Philadelphia, United States. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania announced last week the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay on the fact that on December 4, 2013, it was adopted a resolution recognizing GLSP (Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay).

Greek Patriarch: Freemasonry is incompatible with Orthodoxy

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Athens, Greece. A new scandal shakes Freemasonry in Greece. Greek Orthodox Church Synod renewed the "excommunication" of Freemasonry. Last week was held a high level reunion of the Greek Orthodox leaders, headed by the Patriarch of Greece, Hieronymus II of Athens. 

The Holy Synod approved the proposal of the Synodal Commission on Heresies, issuing a circular announcing that no monk, priest or bishop can not be part of a Masonic Lodge. The Greek Orthodox Church considers incompatible the status of Freemason with that of Orthodox. 

Also, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus sent a letter to the Supreme Council of Greece, asking to announce the identity of the high ranking bishop which was initiated into the 18° Degree, accusing the Supreme Council of heresy and threatening the Sovereigns Grand Inspectors General with the excommunication by the Church.

Installation Ceremony of the Grand Master of Peru

Lima, Peru. Galo Moncada Mau (initiated into Freemasonry on 23 April 1986) was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Peru (2014-2016) and Edgar Neyra Bardales was elected Vice Grand Master. Moncada Mau was Vice Grand Master from 2012 to 2014. The Installation Ceremony will take place today, March 25, 2014. Also today marks 132 years since the founding of the Grand Lodge of Peru.

UGLE (England) could recognize again GLNF (France)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

London, United Kingdom. On March 12, 2014, was held the Quarterly Communicationt of the United Grand Lodge of England. UGLE's Board President, Anthony Wilson, recalled that GLNF actions are still monitored and that the Grand Lodge reached positive developments to date. 

Also UGLE will wait to see GLNF adopting administrative decisions in April 2014, following which the French National Grand Lodge could be recognized in the near future again by the United Grand Lodge of England (if things are going in the right direction). The Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Grand Lodge of Scotland share UGLE's position.

French National Grand Lodge (GLNF) won the "fight" in the United States

Kansas, United States. American Grand Lodges can resume relations with French National Grand Lodge. The decision was taken last month in the United States, where the Grand Masters of North America discussed the issue GLNF (represented by Grand Master Servel). The report talks about the positive development of the GLNF and the fact that Grand Lodges may consider resuming relations with GLNF.

Visionary and Reformer: Óscar de Alfonso Ortega was re-elected Grand Master of Spain

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Madrid, Spain. Óscar de Alfonso Ortega defeated his opponent with a smashing score of 92%. The Past and current Grand Master of Spain is a visionary and a reformer of the post José Carretero Spanish Freemasonry. Alfonso Ortega also won the elections in 2010. 

The installation ceremony was attended by several Grand Masters and representatives from Europe and Africa, including the Grand Master of France, Jean Pierre Servel (which gave the Grand Master of Spain the highest honor of French Freemasonry) and Gustavo Raffi (Past Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy). 

Also, the Grand Lodge of Spain issued a resolution which expresses loyalty to His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Photo: Grand Lodge of Spain




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