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Wednesday 24 December 2014

Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium has resumed relations with the GLNF

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Brussels, Belgium. The Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium suspended GLNF's recognition in 2012. Despite this, along with the Grand Lodges of Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland, the Grand Lodge supported the formation of a French Masonic Confederation which would include the Grand Lodge of France, but things took an unexpected turn.

The Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium decided to recognize again GLNF, considered to be the sole Grand Lodge meeting the criteria of regularity and recognition throughout France. Belgium considers that the latest actions of GLdF are duplicitous and that GLdF does not comply to the Basel Declaration to which it was said they wish to adhere.

GLNF ends its relation with the Supreme Council for France

Paris, France. The long awaited moment came. The French National Grand Lodge took note of the position of the Supreme Council and decided to break off all relations with it. Following the decree issued by Grand Master Jean Pierre Servel, GLNF members are not allowed to join the Scottish Rite bodies of the SCplF and are prohibited from participating at any Masonic events under its command.

The Duke of Kent was nominated as Grand Master

Thursday 11 December 2014

London, United Kingdom. HRH The Duke of Kent, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, has been nominated as Grand Master for the ensuing year at the helm of UGLE. Yesterday was held the last Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge for this year and, in accordance with the decisions taken, it was communicated the following:

  • HRH The Duke of Kent was nominated as Grand Master for the ensuing year,
  • It will be established the second office of Assistant Grand Chancellor,
  • There were chartered 4 new Lodges, their number reaching 9902,
  • A new Grand Lodge was recognized,
  • The next Quarterly Communication will take place on 11 March 2015.

England, Scotland and Ireland present at GLNF's Annual Communication

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Paris, France. GLNF's status on the Masonic world scene is clear, and this was visibly noted at the Annual Communication of the French National Grand Lodge held in Paris. GLNF, the second largest Masonic force in France (according with the number of Freemasons) conducted this Saturday (December 6th) the Annual Communication which was attended by 47 Grand Lodges, alongside the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Grand Lodge of Ireland.

The event was attended by representatives of the Grand Lodges of Brazil, Albania, Slovakia, Ghana, Montenegro, Cyprus, Macedonia, Mauritius, Niger, Armenia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Congo, Andorra, Morocco, Moldova, Guinea, Croatia, Burkina Faso, Madagascar Russia, Benin, Bulgaria, Togo, China (Taipei), Israel, Poland, Portugal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Spain, Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary, Canada, United States, Italy and Romania (which was represented by Grand Master Radu Balanescu, Executive Secretary of the World Conference of Grand Lodges).

The epresentatives of the British Grand Lodges (Grand Master of Scotland, Grand Master of Ireland and Pro Grand Master of England) were cheered at open stage. Grand Master Jean Pierre Servel received from the Duke of Kent the Gold Medal of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Grand Lodge of Spain: corruption is the biggest problem

Madrid, Spain. According to the latest barometer of the Grand Lodge of Spain, corruption is the biggest problem within the country. Freemasons believe that corruption is the biggest problem of Spain, while the population believes it is the unemployment. Asked if they can mention two of the main problems, Freemasons answered corruption and unemployment and the population said unemployment and corruption. What is interesting is that Freemasons considered the crisis of values as the third most important issue facing the country.

The Masonic Press Agency will continue to announce the results of the fourth Masonic barometer conducted by the Grand Lodge of Spain.

Leandros Lefakis is the new leader of the Scottish Rite in Greece

Athens, Greece. Following the resignation of the Greek Sovereign Grand Commander, Raphael de Sigoura, followed by the resignation of the Grand Orator, the new leader of the Scottish Rite in Greece is Dr. Leandros Lefakis. He will be assisted by S. Andriotis (Lieutenant Grand Commander) and D. Arar (Grand Chancellor & Secretary General).

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