Making Bishops in the Malta of the Knights, 1530-1798

  title={Making Bishops in the Malta of the Knights, 1530-1798},
  author={Fabrizio D'Avenia},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  pages={261 - 279}
  • Fabrizio D'Avenia
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
During the early modern age the appointment of Maltese bishops involved conflicts in the management of ecclesiastical patronage, jurisdictional issues and international diplomacy. The procedure for appointment, established by Charles v in 1530 when he granted Malta to the Order of St John, was the result of a compromise: safeguarding rights of royal patronage without undermining the independence of an international military order. It is important, however, to underline the reforming activity… Expand