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: I'm not sure that I understood what the
: article said. Was the main reason for all
: this that the Order had distributed condoms
: to prevent AIDS?
: Almost definitely not - although it makes
: for "good" (i.e. sellable)
: newspaper copy.
: The full reason for the Grand Master
: requesting the resignation of the Grand
: Hospitaller has not been made public. Part
: of the reason is the distribution of condoms
: by a programme he administered. Part is the
: allegation that the Grand Hospitaller was
: not completely forthright after this came to
: light. But there are also various other
: rumours about large donations.
: The German Association, to which the Grand
: Hospitaller belongs, has (I believe) no
: members who are knights of justice (those
: who take religious vows and are eligible to
: be elected Grand Master). Some people
: allege that the German Association (headed
: by Prince Erich Lokowicz, son of the famous
: philosopher Prince Nikolaus Lobkowicz) wants
: major changes in the structure of the Order.
: Lobkowicz has been very forceful with some
: of his comments in response to these
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