Paris, France. Yesterday was held a press conference in Paris attended by the five Grand Masters whishing the foundation of a new Masonic Confederation. It should be noted at the outset that this event was organized at the initiative of the GLdF, GLTSO and LNF.
Marc Herny reiterated that this project would not have been possible without the support of the Grand Lodges of Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Austria. Also, it could be observed that GL-AMF's leader and GLdF's leader disagree when it comes to visiting Lodges by members of other Grand Lodges that are not part of the future confederation.
According to a press release issued by the Grand Lodge of France yesterday, on April 6, 2013 will be organized a "great European public colloquium" entitled "L'Europe, et demain?". The event will take place at Brongniart Palace and will be presided by France's Minister for European Affairs, Bernard Cazeneuve. What is interesting is that this seminar is not organized by the Grand Lodges wishing to form the new confederation, but by GLdF, GLTSO and Women's Grand Lodge of France. Among the guests at this colloquium we may also find the Vice President of the European Parliament.
Following yesterday's press conference and subsequent release reactions, it may be that GL-AMF and GLIF, which total approximately nearly 13,000 members, are still waiting for a possible recognition from the United Grand Lodge of England.