Ephesse 1st kept this one quiet for more than 10 weeks. But the truth will out. A quick consultation of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts website http://www.massfreemasonry.org reveals the following.
An interesting aspect of this communiqué is : “…nor can they visit a Lodge in any other country chartered by the GLNF.” Effectively, Brethren from the GL of Massachusetts are forbidden visiting such Grand Lodges as Gabon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti (!!!), perhaps even Monaco !
Recognition of the Grande Loge Nationale Francais (GLNF) Temporarily Withdrawn
The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts temporarily suspended recognition of the Grande Loge Nationale Francais (GLNF) at its Quarterly Communication on June 8, 2011.
Massachusetts Masons are reminded they should not have any contact with a member or Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grande Loge Nationale Francais. Massachusetts Masons in France may not visit a Lodge there, nor can they visit a Lodge in any other country chartered by the GLNF. Massachusetts Lodges cannot accept as a visitor a member of a GLNF Lodge.
Brethren planning on visiting lodges outside of North America are advised to procure a letter of introduction from the Grand Secretary. All communications with foreign Grand Lodges must be directed through the Office of the Grand Secretary.