100 years since the founding of the District Grand Lodge of Nigeria

Monday, 28 October 2013

Lagos, Nigeria. The District Grand Lodge of Nigeria, led by Brother Olorogun Moses Taiga, celebrated during October 25 to 27, 2013 a century since its foundation. The Grand Lodge works within the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England. The event was attended by the UGLE's Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes.


General Assembly of the 6th Zone of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation

Friday, 25 October 2013

Lima, Peru. During 24 to 26 October 2013 takes place the General Assembly of the 6th Zone 6 of the Inter-American Masonic Confederation. The event is hosted by the Grand Lodge of Peru. Attending the event are the Grand Lodges of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Spain, Portugal and the Grand Orient of Brazil.


Minister of the Supreme Court of Argentina held a speech for the Argentinian Freemasons regarding the legal system

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Minister of the Supreme Court of Argentina, held a speech for the Argentinian Freemasons regarding the legal system of the country. He criticized the presidential system and warned about the paralysis of the Magistracy Council in Argentina, adding that the need for a Constitutional reform.


Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni has said he wants to create a Constitutional Tribunal to take over some of the duties of the Supreme Court. The event took place in the Grand Temple of Buenos Aires of the Grand Lodge of Argentina.


Grand Master: Freemasonry should be an instrument of pressure on the Government

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Mexico City, Mexico. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge Valle de Mexico, Jorge Alejandro Avilés Reyes said that Freemasonry must regain what it once was: an important and influential organization in decision-making in the country.


Cuban Freemasonry more united than ever

Havana, Cuba. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Cuba, Evaristo Rubén Gutiérrez Torres, announced that the Grand Lodge of Cuba in Exile will be called from now on the United Grand Lodge of Cubans in Exile (due to the agreement between the two parties).


This will eliminate the confusion between the two names of the Obediences and will allow Cuban Freemasons from the United States to join the Inter-American Masonic Confederation. The Grand Lodge of Cuba recognizes the Cuban Freemasonry in Exile as regular.


Raphael de Sigoura continues as Sovereign Grand Commander of Greece

Athens, Greece. Athens Court of Appeal dismissed the charges against Sovereign Grand Commander Raphael de Sigoura. The complaint was made ​​by Christos Maneas.


Raphael de Sigoura
Sovereign Grand Commander
Supreme Council of Greece

According to the judgment, the election of Christos Maneas as Sovereign Grand Commander is invalid, the current and lawfully Sovereign Grand Commander being Raphael de Sigoura. Christos Maneas was expelled from the Supreme Council of Greece.



Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Guinea

Conakry, Guinea. On October 12, 2013 was held the Annual Communication of the National Grand Lodge of Guinea (Grand Master A. K. Camara). The event was held at Royal Riviera Hotel.


Among the guests were the leaders and representatives of Freemasonry from Togo, Ivory Coast, Liberia: Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Ivory Coast (Geay Y. Ballo, 33°), Anthony W. Deline, 32° (Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Liberia) and Eden C. Reeves, 32° (Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Togo).

David Macey joined UGLE's Board of General Purposes

Saturday, 19 October 2013

London, United Kingdom. Warwickshire's Provincial Grand Master became a member of the Board of General Purposes of the United Grand Lodge of England. The appointment of David Macey was made by the Grand Master of England, the Duke of Kent.


Born in 1948 in South Shields, David Macey was initiated into Loyal Travellers Lodge #2733 (in 1978) and in 1991 became the Worshipful Master of the Lodge. In July 2010 he became Provincial Grand Master.


Raed Arafat was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Bucharest, Romania. Health Minister Raed Arafat received today the highest civil and military distinction of France: Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.


Grand Lodge of Croatia resumed relations with GLNF

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Zagreb, Croatia. The Grand Lodge of Croatia has officially resumed its relations with the French National Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge was founded on November 8, 1997 with the help of the Grand Lodge of Austria. On December 8, 1999, the United Grand Lodge of England recognized the Grand Lodge of Croatia.


XXIV Conference of Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Rome, Italy. During October 11-12 takes place in Rome the Conference of Grand Secretaries and Chancellors of Europe. The event is hosted by the Grand Orient of Italy. The conference is chaired by the Grand Secretary Alberto Jannuzzelli, being attended by 40 foreign delegations. The XXV Conference will be organized by the United Grand Lodge of England.


Beginning of the unification process of Cuban Freemasonry

Havana, Cuba. The headquarters of the Supreme Council of Cuba recently hosted a historic event: the meeting between the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Cuba and the Grand Master of the Gran Lodge of Cuba in Exile. The event took place in the presence of the Sovereign Grand Commander, this being the first official step towards the unification of Cuban Freemasons.


Evaristo Rubén Gutiérrez Torres and Moris Bosakewish Varon are considering that it is important to approach Cuban Freemasons from the United States and Cuba, and was the Sovereign Grand Commander's Masonic tour in the U.S., that aid the foundation for this cooperation. As a first action, the Sovereign Grand Commander proposed to be recognized the work and dedication of the Cuban "Patriarch"  in exile, Brother Armando Salas Amaro.


Maya Simionescu was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bucharest, Romania. Romanian academician Maya Simionescu received today the highest civil and military distinction of France: Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.


photo: Agerpres


Royal Arch Bicentenary 1813 - 2013

London, United Kingdom. The event will take place on October 16, 2013, and will mark two centuries of the formal recognition of the Holy Royal Arch as part of pure Ancient Masonry. The ceremony will take place in the Great Temple in London, and the official dinner at Savoy Hotel.

Grand Master of Argentina received the commemorative medal of the Women's Grand Lodge of Romania

Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Argentina received a commemorative medal of the WGLR last weekend. The event took place during the meeting of the American Federation of Women's Freemasonry. The organizer of this event was the Women's Grand Lodge of Argentina, and the chosen location was the Great Temple of Buenos Aires of the Grand Lodge of Argentina.


Former Minister of Germany, Wolfgang Tiefensee, will be awarded the Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Accepted Masons of Germany

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Dortmund, Germany. The Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Accepted Masons of Germany (United Grand Lodges of Germany) will present the "Prize for Humanity" to the Association "Against forgetting - for democracy." The award worth 10,000 euros is given by the Grand Lodge to keep alive the memory against dictatorship and promote civic and political engagement dissociated from extremism.


The event will take place on October 16, 2013, in Dortmund. The prize will be handed to former Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee. Grand Master Axel Pohlmann believes that this year's prize will be awarded to a person worthy and honorable as Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee is. The prize is awarded by the Grand Lodge since 1969 and highlights individuals and associations for outstanding humanitarian actions.


Governor Aury Socorro Guerrero Bowie attended the conference organized by the Grand Lodge of the Andes

Bucaramanga, Colombia. On 4 October 2013, the Grand Lodge of the Andes held a public debate on the repercussions of the decision of the International Court in The Hague regarding the rights of the islanders and racial communities.


At the event was invited the Governor of the province of San Andrés y Providencia Santa Catalina, Ms. Aury Socorro Guerrero Bowie, who pleaded for the cause of Colombia who lost by decision in The Hague, 75 square kilometers in the Caribbean in favor of Nicaragua.

The XI Scottish Congress and meeting of Women Freemason took place in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2 to 4  October took place the XI Scottish Congress organized by the Supreme Council of Argentina with the support of the Grand Lodge of Argentina. The same support was received by the Women's Grand Lodge of Argentina which organized the first International Congress of FAMAF (American Federation of Women's Freemasonry) event in which Romania was represented by the Women's Grand Lodge of Romania.


Sovereign Grand Commander of Cuba went on a 28-day tour in the United States of America


Havana, Cuba. From Washington to Miami, Sovereign Grand Commander of Cuba went on a 28-day Masonic tour in the United States. He had several meetings with Cuban political dissidents residing in the United States and held talks with Cuban Freemasons in exile.


On September 7, 2013, he participated in a historic event: the merging the Grand Lodge of the Antilles with the Grand Lodge of Cuba in the Exterior (in exile). This is a first step towards the unification of Cuban Freemasonry.

It was founded the Grand Lodge of the State of Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala, Mexico. The Grand Lodge of the State of Tlaxcala has recently emerged as the first independent Grand Lodge of the Mexican state. The main architect of the founding of the Grand Lodge was the United Grand Lodge of Mexico led by Grand Master Anselmo Juárez Ronquillo.


 
 
 

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