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The Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing, in conversation with Sir Christopher Meyer

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Fra’ Matthew Festing spoke with Sir Christopher Meyer earlier this year on the history and the mission of the Order, in the television series Networks of Power, aired on Sky Atlantic television and created by Wingspan Productions. This clip, filmed at Villa Malta, Rome, runs for 7 minutes.

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