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Article # 12
Derocognition of Grand Lodge of Minnesota

Author: Moderator    Posted on: Sunday, June 2, 2002
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Grand Lodge of Minnesota derecognised

Grand Lodge of Minnesota derecognised

by Grande Loge Nationale Francaise

(Grand Lodge of Minnesota has recognised Grand Lodge of France. Immediately thereafter Grande Loge Nationale Francaise has suspended its recognition of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. The notification issued in this regard is posted below, of course with the necessary permission)

A LA GLOIRE DU GRAND ARCHITECTE DE L'UNIVERS
GRANDE LOGE NATIONALE FRANCAISE
PARIS
ASSOCIATION DECLAREE SOUS A LE N 197.910 LOI DU 1 Juillet 1901

TO ALL REGULAR GRAND LODGES

SUSPENSION OF RELATIONS
WITH THE GRAND LODGE OF MINNESOTA

Whereas  the Grand Lodge of Minnesota continues to recognize the "Grande
Loge de France" despite a letter informing that it would withdraw such
recognition if the Commission for Recommendation for Recognition of the
Conference of Masters continued to find it irregular.

Whereas the "Grande Loge de France,, is unrecognized by all regular
recognized grand lodges in the world. For a Grand Lodge which is a
member of the North American Conference which already recognizes the
GLNF to recognize the Grande Loge de France" would be contrary to two of
the criteria which the Conference set for its Conference of Information
on recognition in 1952.

The Grand Lodge seeking recognition should be in sole control of the
territory, unless sharing that control with another regular Grand Lodge
by treaty or mutual recognition. The GLNF already occupies France and
does not recognize or have a treaty to share the territory with any other
Grand Lodge.

The Grand Lodge seeking recognition should be regular in practice. The
"Grande Loge de France" is irregular in practice because:
It has formed or is proposing to form lodges in territories occupied by
Grand Lodges considered to be regular by the Commission such as Spain,
The Canaries, Togo, Israel, Quebec and poor suffering Czech Republic in
existence since 1922 and where the "Grande Loge de France" created
another Grand Lodge January 20, 2002.

The "Grande Loge de France" created the United Grand Lodge of Europe
consisting of 8 fanciful irregular unrecognized Grand Lodges such as the
Sun Grand Lodge of Lebanon.

The "Grande Loge de France" maintains relations and dual membership with
the atheist Grand Orient de France, Mixed lodges such as the Droit
Humain and feminine grand lodges.

It appears the members of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota have forgotten
the obligations they took when kneeling at the alter during their three
degrees.

Therefore, the GLNF this date suspends relations with the Grand Lodge of
Minnesota and interdicts its members to attend my meetings with those of
that grand lodge.

If the Grand Lodge of Minnesota withdraws its recognition from the
"Grande Loge of France" before June 2002, this suspension will become
nul and void otherwise the suspension will become complete withdrawal of
recognition joining other grand lodges of Europe and some probably in
the United States,
BY ORDER OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER
Jean-Pierre PILORGE
Grand Secretary

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revenk wrote on Wednesday, June 5, 2002:

Subject: Minnesota's derecognition

This is yet another show of egoism and intolerance which continues to be the bane of masonry. All the regular Grand Lodges should be considered to be equal and allowed to flourish and serve humanity. R.Venkatesan



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