Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Franciscans of the Immaculate: Court Releases Estate Holdings -- Finds No Irregularities

Founder Father Manelli at the Sacrifice of the Mass
(Naples) The Court of Avellino has ordered the release of the property that belongs to the lay associations  that are close to the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the ImmaculateThus, another of the accusations bandied about dissolves into nothingness  that have been spread in recent years, spread against the founder and Superior General, Father Stefano Manelli  who was deposed by the Vatican.
The property had been seized at the direction of the late Apostolic Commissioner, Father Fidenzio Volpi. by the district attorney of Avellino. As the traditional Order was placed under provisional administration in Summer 2013, the Commissioner and the leadership of the rebels  realized that the  properties are not in the direct possession of the Order, but belong to the lay associations connected to the Order.

The Ad Hoc Reason for Provisional Administration Dissolves into Nothingness

In this, however, the Apostolic Commissioner did not have access and thus, neither to the property. Nevertheless, in order to lay hands, there were accusations of alleged  irregular transfers of assets. Alleged irregularities have been named in the past two years as the reason why the provisional administration was ordered by Rome. Officially there are no grounds for radical intervention in the life of the Order were announced by the Vatican to this day.
The  judicial panel has now established that there were no irregularities  present and ordered the release of the seized real estate assets worth around 30 million euros.

New Apostolic Commissioner Appointed

Commissioner Volpi's actions were directed against the  lay organizations related to the Order, against the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix (MIM) and the Third Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (TOFI). There are thousands of believers organized in these these worldwide and connected to the Order.
Just yesterday the appointment of a new Apostolic Commissioner for the Order became known. With the approval of Pope Francis the Congregation of Religious appointed the Salesian, Fr Sabino Ardito, to succeed Father Volpi. The canonist Ardito will lead the fortunes of the Order for the time being until the summer of 2016. Then the three-year period of a regular provisional administration will be finished. The provisional administration could then, however, be extended on a proposal from the Commissioner.
It is not yet known whether the new commissioner is to continue the dismantling of his predecessor or another line will follow.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Mil
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

Well surprise surprise, no irregularities. Hopefully for Volpi's sake he confessed before he died.

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

No surprises, no irregularities. What state is the order and its poor tortured religious in now that the 'mercy-monsters' of the Vatican have had there way? does anyone know?

Lynda said...

I hope the Institute's enemies may be banished from it and that it can be restored. Lord save them.

Anonymous said...

"And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night."

I hope all their accusers repent of their evil.

Genty said...

I fear there will be no let-up. It's personal.

M. Prodigal said...

The disobedient friars are all still in place and getting around some to draw others to themselves. Many who were not solemnly professed have left but there is a moratorium against the others from leaving. When that is lifted, who knows what will happen. A number of the former seminarians are living in community in several places under some bishops who are able to protect at this time; they must not be named as there could be retaliation against even the good bishops. These vocations wait a better day and for the priests to be released from what the Order is at present for they will live the charism of the holy founders.

Lynda said...

It is diabolic.

Catholic Mission said...

This is the ecclesiology of the new Salesian Commissar of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, Fr.Sabino Arditio