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From the report of the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America 1997 - printed in the report of that Conference, at pages 178-179:

This is a state in the Pyrennes Mountains between France and Spain. It has an area of about 170 square miles and a population of more than 60,000. Three languages are spoken: Catalan, Spanish, and French. 

The Commission has received a request for recognition from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Andorra stating that this Grand Lodge was constituted with seven lodges naming them and that the Grand Lodge had adopted the constitution of the Grand Lodge of California. 

Most Worshipful Brother Douglas Lemons, Past Grand Master of California, was authorized by the Grand Master of California to be present at the consecration of this Grand Lodge, which the commission understands was held in Monaco. 

The Commission advised the Grand Master of Andorra that it required under the standards of recognition legitimacy of origin for the lodges on which the Grand Lodge was founded. He was furnished a copy of the Commission book "Grand Lodge Recognition." 

Grand Lodge National Francaise (GLNF) has two constituent lodges in Andorra and the Grand Lodge of Spain has one lodge in Andorra. None of these lodges are involved in this Grand Lodge. 

While the Commission is sympathetic, to a nationalistic desire to form a Grand Lodge in Andorra, the Commission is of the opinion that the "Gran Logia Regular Del Principat D'Andorra" does not meet the standards of the Commission in that the Commission has concerns about (1) the legitimacy of origin, and (2) that is does not share territorial jurisdiction by mutual consent or treaty. (underlining in original)


From the report of the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America 2001 - printed in the report of that Commission (the Conference report has not yet been published), at pages 6-7:

Andorra

The Commission received information that the Grand Lodge of Andorra was regularly consecrated by the Grand Loge Nationale Francaise (GLNF) on September 5, 2000, and consists of four Lodges. A request for an opinion as to their regularity, along with supporting data, has not been submitted to the Commission. The Grand Master is M.W. Bro. Antonio Ortado, and the Grand Secretary is R.W. Bro. Gerard Andre. The address is:

Boite Postale 202,
Poste Francaise
Andora La VElla, Princapute d'Andorre


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