IMC: peace was restored in the Masonic jurisdiction of Ecuador

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Quito, Ecuador. According to the decision taken by the IMC, it was not taken into consideration  the request expressed by Jorge Romero Aguayo against the Grand Lodge of the Andes (recognized on 13 June 2014 by the United Grand Lodge of England). Jorge Romero gave up his desire to be recognized as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ecuador and Humberto Plaza Arguello was recognized as Most Worshipful Grand Master. Arguello pledged not to sue Jorge Romero.

Also, the Grand Lodge of Ecuador and the Equinox Grand Lodge of Ecuador have decided to share the same jurisdiction. The Equinox Grand Lodge submitted an application to join the IMC and the Executive Board approved the request and asked the opinion of the Commission of Information on Recognition.

Inter-American Masonic Confederation: Grand Lodge Valle de Mexico remains within IMC

Tuxtla, Mexico. In late January took place the meeting of the Executive Council of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation. Following discussions, the IMC decided to dismiss the petition of the Confederation of Regular Grand Lodges of the United Mexican States wishing to exclude Grand Lodge Valle de Mexico (one of IMC's founding Grand Lodges)from the IMC. IMC suggested that both parts to hold bilateral talks to resolve problems between the two sides.

Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia recognized at the Conference of Grand Masters of North America

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Vancouver, Canada. The Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia received the recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, which considered RGLS to be the sole Obedience in Serbia respecting the standards of regularity and recognition.

The Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia is led by Grand Master Ranko Vujačić who was re-elected on December 14, 2014. Vujačić is currently a member of the executive board of the World Conference of Grand Lodges.

Grand Lodge of Spain recognized 8 Grand Lodges

Madrid, Spain. The Grand Lodge of Spain announced that the Grand Master issued a series of decrees for the recognition of a number of Grand Lodges from Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, thus establishing fraternal relations. In addition to the Grand Lodge of Ukraine, there are the Grand Lodges of Armenia, Montenegro, San Marino, Monaco, Mauritius, Congo-Brazzaville, and Paraguay.

Grand Master Óscar Alfonso Ortega
fhoto: Grand Lodge of Spain

Grand Orient of the Netherlands re-recognized GLNF

Monday, 23 February 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands. On February 21, 2015 was held the Extraordinary Annual Communication of the Grand Orient of the Netherlands (Vrijmetselaren onder het Grootoosten der Nederlanden). On this occasion it has been decided to re-recognize the French National Grand Lodge (GLNF).