2017 Commission Report

Brazil State Grand Orients
The Grande Oriente do Parana’, the Grand Oriente do Santa Catarina, the Grand Oriente do Rio Grande do Sul and the Grand Oriente do Mato Gross were each recognized by and treaties signed with their respective State Grand Lodges in August/September of 2016. Each of these bodies are now recognized by the CMI. It would be reasonable to assume that these grand orients are practicing regular Masonry.

Confederation of Grand Orients Jose de La Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori - Puebla, Mexico
At this time, the Commission has received no evidence to suggest that this grand lodge is practicing regular Masonry.

Grand Lodge of Liechtenstein
While the Grand Lodge of Liechtenstein appears to meet the requirements for recognition, your Commission will study the matter further and will provide an update at the 2018 Conference.

Grand Lodge of the State of Mexico
The Grand Lodge of the State of Mexico is not a member of the CMI. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the Commission finds that the Grand Lodge of the State of Mexico does not meet the requirements for recognition.

Grande Loge Nationale Malienne
A schism has occurred within the Grand Lodge of Mali. A splinter group has broken off and created a second grand lodge using the same name: "Grande Loge Nationale Malienne". This group is also using almost the same email address. The Grande Loge Nationale Malienne is a regular grand lodge consecrated by the Grand Lodge of the Ivory Coast in 1999. The Grand Master of the legitimate Grande Loge Nationale Malienne is M/W Bro Boubacar KEITA. The correct email address is: glnm.mali@gmail.com

Grand Lodge of Kazakhstan
After hearing presentations from the Grand Lodge of Russia, the founding grand lodge, and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kazakhstan, the Commission finds that the Grand Lodge of Kazakhstan appears to meet the requirements for recognition.

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Grand Lodge of the Republic of Georgia
In reference to the 2016 Commission report regarding the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Georgia, we are informed that additional information concerning this grand lodge will be forthcoming over the next 12 – 14 months. We expect to report on this matter at the 2019 Conference.

A great many “Grand Lodges” continue to appear in North America each year which do not meet the standards for recognition. Further, most of these grand lodges make no effort to achieve regularity or even establish a relationship with the regular grand lodges into whose jurisdiction they have inserted themselves. The Commission urges great vigilance in establishing relationships with new grand lodges that do not exist in the List of Lodges-Masonic, published by Pantagraph, in Bloomington, Ill.

REMINDER: The deadline for reports filed with the Commission is December 1. We will not accept any new material for consideration after this date.




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