My Portugese is non-existant but I am reliably informed that the Grand Lodge of Portugal suspended relations with the GLNF two days ago. Ephesse might be claiming he has been elected grand master of the GLNF for a second mandate but more and more it looks like he’ll be Grand Master of nothing at all, particularly on the international Masonic scene.
The Suspension of relations between the Portuguese GL and the GLNF (original attached) was expressed in the following very explicitly stated terms: (translation Stephen Burrough)
"We are sorry to inform you that the situation with the GLNF has deteriorated with the re-election of the same Grand Master. We therefoer see ourselves obliged to suspend relations with the GLNF, thereby following other masonic bodies, particularly referring to the I.M.C. of which we are a member. We maintain the hope that the brethren of France will continue towards the rapid recovery of normal practice of Regular Masonry. We beseech the GAOTU to enlighten us on our way."
Most fraternal greetings
R.C.L. GRand Secretary