Reading their own official account of how they folded is as reading the account of an abused individual while still under the power of the abuser -- distressing and still worthy of pity.
Well, Knights of Malta (1099-2017), you had a good run: Rest in peace. Condom-Knights (est. 2017), congratulations on your foundation!...
[Note (Sunday, January 21): A few readers have asked us to remove this post. They were bothered by it. We will not. We were bothered by it. It shows who won, and what they defended. The Pope and his German allies had no compunction whatsoever of forcing the situation. The crassness of the image is supposed to bother us: it shows us what was at stake. It was this. If it bothers you, be aware that it bothers us, and it should, because the condom-promoting and, worse, pharmaceutical-abortion-enabling faction won, they won thoroughly, completely, absolutely, and with no return, and they won with the full use of the Pope's strength, power, and influence in all their extension. We nonetheless apologize to those offended, but ask for their understanding of the importance of the image for our conclusion.]