Knights of Malta leader named for peace prize:
"The grand master of the Knights of Malta, Fra Andrew Bertie, has been named to receive the
Path to Peace award, conferred each year by a foundation that supports the work of the
Vatican mission to the UN.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, who is the president of the Path to Peace Foundation as well as the Vatican's permanent representative at the UN, said that Fra Andrew Bertie was named for the award
'in recognition of his exemplary charitable works.'...
"Founded in the Holy Land during the Crusades, the
Order of Malta was recognized by Pope Paschal II in 1113. The venerable Order, which now has 10,000 members active in 120 countries, has its
headquarters in Rome. The Order of Malta enjoys international sovereignty, issues its own passports, has diplomatic relations with 93 countries, and enjoys permanent-observer status at the UN.
The function of the Order of Malta today is charitable activity. The Knights of Malta support 80,000 volunteers, including 10,000 doctors and other medical personnel, active in service to the sick in impoverished countries and the victims of warfare and natural disasters....
"The Path to Peace Foundation was set up in 1991 to support the Vatican mission to the UN and to promote Catholic social teaching."
The next excerpts ignores
the Christian and Jewish history in Israel and Jerusalem, and suggests
that God's special land belonged to the Muslims. Much of the message is
true, but other parts would need verification. I ignored a large
portion, since I can't validate it. Read it with prayer and discernment.
Blackwater: Knights of Malta in Iraq:
“The painful saga of modern Arab-Muslim history evokes the battles fought in Crusades of the 11th centry - when the Knights of Malta began their operations as a Christian militia whose mission it was to defend the land conquered by the Crusaders. These memories return violently to mind with the discovery of links between the so-called security firms in Iraq such as Blackwater have historic links with the Order of Malta.... The
Order of Malta is a hidden government or the most mysterious government in the world.'...
"The Knights of Malta is not merely a
'charitable organization'. That’s just an elaborate front...
"As the name Sovereign Military Order of Malta confirms, it is a military order based on the crusader Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem and is
interwoven with Freemasonry. ...
"One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the
masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The
orb signifies temporal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the
scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity.
"This eagle symbol is used in the masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads,
'Order Out of Chaos', the Hegelian method of crisis creation. It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia...."