recent history Remarks – Part one


The charism of Giorgio 1st was such that it allowed him to appoint or remove charges rather "humorally". But this, in people who have a strong charisma, It is the most tolerated. There were of the Ordinances, a Statute, One regola per un'attività internal all'Ordine denominator "venerable Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher sacred principalities" (VEOSPSS) the White Knights of Seborga, It is a "de facto association" never properly registered with the relevant bodies and never incorporated in legal form.
It should also be said that the figure of Prince and the position of Grand Prior, coincide in the same person, it was not a custom in the Order, but for George 1st it was acceptable.

In 2005 Knight was hired to Gianfranco Maria Guerra - with no pay (and this in George 1st liked) - to draw up a statute that would later be formalized and implemented, He is a person with considerable international corporate experience and business organization, to give legal form to VEOSPSS. A serious family problem prevented Dr. Guerra to complete the assignment received, Thus in 2008, when the same is introduced without what is required but only with a draft statute, also publicly he is taken a good dressing down by Giorgio 1st ... which was certainly not for the thin! That draft statute, prepared by Dr. Guerra, however it was used in May 2010 in order to constitute the legal form as an association VEOSPSS, of which Dr. Diego Beltrutti was the Grand Prior and the Grand Secretary Richard Bonsi, with headquarters in Turin.

Let's step back. After a few months after the funeral of George 1st and after the official commemoration in his honor in November 2009, Knights us (at that time Vice Regent Grand Prior of the Order lawyer Alberto Romano and Grand Secretary Richard Bonsi) we had to face three major problems:
1) Proceed to the appointment of our new Grand Prior of VEOSPSS.
2) Changing our systems to split the figure of the Prince to that of the Grand Prior of the Order, not being able to predict who would be elected as the new Prince of Seborga.
3) Decide which candidate to support for designation as successor to George 1st as Prince, elected by only citizens of Seborga (with participation in this election too many Knights, as "Citizens of the Principality").
On the second point we were all (rightly) agreement.
On the first and third point, between the various priories, They began to rise internal rivalry Order, often conducted with unseemly methods for "real" Knights.
They followed expulsions and internal divisions Order, almost replicate the usual despicable behavior of certain environments partisan or Masonic.
Against Alberto Romano - from regular citizens of the Principality same time and often with functions alter ego Prince, and Prior of a Priory always in Rome - it took place a deposing from his role as Grand Regent, conduct in my opinion excessive animosity (and wickedness).

In the winter at the turn of the 2009/2010, this measure was followed, thanks to the Richard Bonsi, The "appointment" to the Grand Prior of the Order (with somewhat procedure "uninhibited") di Diego Beltrutti, Prior to Rodello.
Alberto Romano - who already aspired to the office of Grand Prior, and also to the possible appointment of Prince of Seborga - backed by several former Knights of the Priory of Rome (meanwhile he went into dissolution, precisely because of the same Alberto Romano) He began to challenge the election of Diego Beltrutti in Grand Prior.
At this point, against Alberto Romano - just or unjust with various motives - was issued a deportation order by the Order (in my opinion right) Part del VEOSPSS, which subsequently, with a deed, It was formed in the form of association, as already mentioned above.
In this structure - based in Turin at the office of Richard Bonsi - Diego Beltrutti was Grand Prior and the Grand Secretary Richard Bonsi.
Immediately after, recorded as a trade mark the initials of VEOSPSS.

Alberto Romano (with which, being part of the same Priory of Rome, I have long been linked also by true friendship) instead of taking a step back or appeal as provided with the necessary mode constituted, with some Knights to him "aligned", a new VEOSPSS, as opposed to VEOSPSS Diego Purglia and Riccardo Bonsi! (... I remember I expressed my dissent in a meeting with Alberto Romano at his studio in Rome with other Knights, comparing this initiative to the ongoing struggles within the old Church of the reigning Pope in opposition to the Anti shift Pope!).

After a hard-fought selection that saw eliminated many suitors (including from the beginning even Alberto Romano), on the front of the designation of the new Prince candidate remained in the field only two candidates: Bepi Morgia and Marcello Menegatto. Neither of the two belonging to any Priory.
Each of the two candidates was supported by much of the population of Seborga, with a greater consistency for Marcello Menegatto, also they converged on which the consents of Knights gathered around Alberto Romano.
In favor of Morgia Knights were square near Purglia Diego and Richard Bonsi.
In the final vote prevailed Marcello Menegatto, which becomes the new Prince of Seborga taking the name of Marcello 1st.
For election took place, instead of looking for an appropriate re-consolidation, accentuate the distances between winners and losers. bitter controversy, exchange of mutual accusations and warnings trace an increasingly deep furrow between the various teams, considering himself each of them and the authentic VEOSPSS, as such, custodian of morals and charismatic legacy of George 1st.

On behalf of the Knights of Rome, major supporters of the new Prince, Also considering himself entitled "politically" by the victory of Marcellus, It was even operated a sort of neo-purge against the Knights "opponents", with the revocation of citizenship of Seborga granted to them during the period of Giorgio 1 °.
On the other hand, Unfortunately, a good part of the Italian has always made enticed by the "civil wars"! (I believe that this measure had been adopted by Marcello 1st, of its inspiration from Alberto Romano Grand Prior and the members of the Grand Council of the Order of the VEOSPSS Rome).

In late 2010, Also in VEOSPSS Diego Beltrutti - who meanwhile had brought home in Busca (CN) - they were accentuating consistent internal conflicts, particularly with Richard Bonsi, materialized then with a new measure of deposing first and a subsequent radiation from VEOSPSS of the Grand Prior Diego Beltrutti, upon detection of irrefutable documentation that decreed the expulsion necessary. The letter of expulsion was also posted on the web.
To all this was followed by the appointment of Knight Walter Barbero to new Grand Prior of VEOSPSS, and the temporary transfer of the seat from Busca in Bergamo. I believe that the expulsion order against Diego Beltrutti, as well as in the previous one against Alberto Romano, Riccardo Bonsi has played a key role. The difference between the two situations is that against Alberto Romano the "allegations" were not based on reliable data, while for Diego Beltrutti complained of what had emerged from documents and reliable data, "Served" Riccardo Bonsi from "someone" at the appropriate time. Perhaps "someone" against Diego Beltrutti you wanted to remove "a pebble in the shoe", conveying the websome arguments, made circular "artfully" in the appropriate time.
Richard Bonsi substantial documentation published on the website concerning the subject matter VEOSPSS, documentation was then removed as a result of legal proceedings initiated, in his regards, by Diego Beltrutti.

The headquarters will move immediately from Bergamo to Turin, office Riccardo Bonsi, then still be moved in Nizza Monferrato at the residence of the same Bonsi and again, After a very short time, Seborga at the home of Antonio Cao. Note that subsequently, coincidentally following the "resignation" of Walter Barbero as Grand Prior of VEOSPSS, including Richard Bonsi was Grand Secretary, He was elected Grand Prior own Richard Bonsi!

Meantime, Diego Beltrutti - who was also contesting its expulsion - returned to his Priory of Rodello constituted, he remained with the Knights, "another VEOSPSS" called (just) VOSS - but always referring to the principles of the original VEOSPSS - and which is the Grand Prior.

Immediately after these events, the Gianfranco M. War - Knight Grand Officer of the former member of the Grand Council (come me) He leaves his duties up to the priory of VEOSPSS Richard Bonsi, having been previously appointed prior, because it was not possible to add two positions according to the statute then in force - constitutes its Priory called "For greater glory of God", with headquarters in Bergamo.
Tale Prioria (to which I subsequently aderivo) dotatasi own associative autonomy - with statutes and well articulated regulations, dutifully referring to the Statute of VEOSPSS from which it came - acquired an ever greater autonomy and numerical consistency. It is engaged in the Knighthood of the Order as Priory, both in the social fabric, with initiatives in support of professional and business activities with projects and programs and sustainable economy and solidarity finance, with connections in Italy and abroad, with regard to solidarity between the Knights, in compliance with ethical and moral principles.

In June 2014, as a result of the fragmentation occurred, VEOSPSS of the situation could be summarized as follows:
1 - the Grand Prior Richard Bonsi moved, with all his family, Nizza Monferrato in Seborga, at the home of the Grand Dame Miriam Ferretti and Cao Anthony Knight, This residence also becomes the new home of VEOSPSS.
In Seborga he moved with his family even the former Grand Prior Walter Barbero.
The VEOSPSS conducts business in Liguria, especially in San Remo, Ventimiglia and probably also in Piedmont where was the original Priory of Caffi.
a website is active and the "Journal of the White Knights of Seborga", (in my opinion, in line too much controversy with the other Knights).

2 - It VEOSPSS, nominally conducted by the Grand Prior Alberto Romano, It is closely connected with the Prince Marcello 1st. It counts a main Priory in Seborga (Priore Paolo Ramozzi) and other (that I do not know) in Rome. Since this order is edited a magazine called Seborga Inside, conducted by Marcello Paris, Their Knight and Deputy Grand Prior.
Each has a split occurred, see the next step 5.

3 - Diego Beltrutti, after the expulsion from VEOSPSS, It constitutes the VOSS with headquarters in Busca (CN), becoming the Grand Prior. The VOSS carries out various activities including a website and some publications. It entertains with other orders of knights templar various agreements stipulating relations. shines, in my opinion, being too pompous with a barely concealed ambition which sometimes manifests itself in public statements clumsy. Perceived attitude and not even liked by other Knights and Orders which led him to removal orders by the structures with which it had undertaken of the relationship. The VOSS is very close to the Knight Bishop. Paolo Cartolari.

4 - The first "for the greater glory". Formed in the form of Brotherhood by Gianfranco Maria Guerra Priore, He is based in Bergamo. Priory very well structured, very active, with numerous adhesions and mainly concentrated in the develop of those activities already explained at the end of the preceding paragraph.
The Prior maintains excellent personal relations with both companies and governments of Eastern European countries, both with the Holy See, both with the Orthodox Church of Moscow, for which he has played important relationships, such as delivery of the relics of Papa Giovanni XXIII, entrusted by the Bishop of Bergamo Mons. Roberto Amadei, the Orthodox primate of Moscow.

5 - Another Order, afferent to VEOSPSS Rome, It is always formed in Rome, in the spring 2014. Of this we have no other information except that it is called SVEOSPSS.

THEN…. then there are many knights, baffled by this situation and currently with no participation in any Priory reference, They were "loose" or otherwise outside the "active dynamic" ingeneratesi in recent years. (In my opinion they should be contacted for a rapprochement, avoiding unnecessary controversy).

Gianfranco War is engaging in a series of talks and contacts, often difficult, to reach a roundtable with the Knights of the other "groups" of VEOSPSS. The intention would be to examine the possibility of a re-consolidation of the Order on the basis of arguments and elements that could be unifying opposing additional or subsequent divisions. Unfortunately, He had participated in some meetings already carried out and found that the various stakeholders are perched on exaggerated personalities, or even do not give answers to some, I think that you are driving along a road too uphill, but not to be abandoned.