The Declaration of Basel: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg want to open negotiations with the Grand Lodge of France

Monday, 11 June 2012

Basel, Switzerland. According to the communique issued by the Grand Lodges of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, GLNF is recognized no more as a regular Grand Lodge. The release also says the fact that the five Grand Lodges are willing to start negotiations with the Grand Lodge of France to recognize it as a regular Grand Lodge.


The conditions are the following:

1. To continue to work in accordance with the fundamental principles of regular Freemasonry.
2. To sever unambiguously remaining links with irregular Obediences.
3. To respect the international customs and traditions governing the relation between a Grand Lodge and a Supreme Council.


The signatory Grand Lodges are willing to start negotiations and to provide counseling to this end for the Grand Lodge of France. The document issued yesterday, June 10, 2012, is signed by Jean-Michel MASCHERPA, Paul GEISEN, Eli PEETERS, Rudiger TEMPLIN and Nikolaus SCHWÄRZLER.


 
 
 

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